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Cross-Cultural Counselling (Yusuf Ahmed) (#950B)

A young man of South Asian descent finds himself living a double life, conflicted about his duties to his family and his own interests and desires.

Learning Objectives

  • Listening skills
  • Interviewing skills
  • Responding to non-verbal cues 
  • Identifying issues 
  • Respecting diverse viewpoints 
  • Maintaining objectivity

Information for Learners

Yusuf Ahmed has made an appointment with a social worker at a community health centre outside of his own local community. He feels that his good luck and fortune have run out. Circumstances seem to conspire against him. Everyone around him places demands on him. They want him to be something he is not sure he wants to be. A close friend suggested seeing a counsellor as an objective third party perspective may provide Yusuf with some clarity, support and help. The idea of counseling is new and foreign to Yusuf.

Simulation Details

Simulator Role(s)

  • Yusuf Ahmed (early thirties)

Learner Role(s)

  • Social Worker 
  • Counsellor


  • Multi-service Family Agency

Related Topics

  • Adolescence and Family Relations 
  • Marriage and Relationships 
  • Diversity Equity Inclusion
  • Mental Health 
  • Placement Preparation and Professional Development