Assessment and Treatment Schema based in Psychological Context
Ethnicity may vary greatly within immigrant groups from the same country,
as may tribal membership. These group memberships may matter more
or differently than the national identity. This area may have a great deal of
salience in work with secular Jewish refugees.
Salient aspects of the culture not identified with gender or ethnicity.
Native or mother tongue and other languages spoken. Dialects spoken.
Class and caste system and membership.
Physical living situations.
7. Physical Health, Biology, Neurology
Illnesses historically and currently. Genetic and neurological issues.
Physical ability and disability.
Family must be situated on each map. Individuals who are not related
biologically may become family in many cultures. In lesbian and gay
groups, there is general a chosen family that differs from the family of
origin, depending on how accepting or rejecting the biological family has
been. Legal or illegal status of various family members.