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Treating clients that are addicted, counselors will likely encounter individuals from diverse groups. For example, the counselor and client may have different or similar cultural, ethnic, racial, and/or sexual identities. Cite at 5 steps counselors can take to increase their competence in working with individuals from diverse groups. How important is it that the counselor account for similarities and differences? In what ways can a counselor identify how these similarities and differences could affect the counseling relationship and treatment?