Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar, PhD, author of The Map of Salt and Stars
Lana Amawi, MSSA, LISW-S, Clinical Therapist, Counselor, Life Coach
Many Syrian refugees have suffered physical and emotional traumas, including being subjected to or witnessing violence, being separated from loved ones, displacement, and resettlement issues. Muslim refugees face increased obstacles to resettlement in the US, as well as additional stigma and marginalization due to Islamophobia. Many Muslims living in the United States, regardless of refugee or immigrant status, experience trauma and marginalization due to racism, Islamophobia, micro-aggressions, violence and other intersecting factors.
At this 3 CE credit workshop, learn how to incorporate a culturally-sensitive approach in your clinical practice to address the complex needs of these communities.
Provides 3 hours of approved continuing education credit for counselors, social workers, and psychologists.
Discuss the history of immigration in Arab and Arab-American communities
Distinguish the values and norms of Arab and Western Cultures, including similarities, and identify potential stereotypes and pitfalls to be avoided
Review severe stigma and possible trauma associated with seeing any psychological professional
Discuss sensitive considerations and a structured approach to treating this population
Complete a personalized Cultural Competency Roadmap that identifies participant behaviors, attitudes, and competencies for ongoing professional growth