Throughout the year, the Smith College School for Social Work Program “offers a wide range of conferences, lectures and seminars […] in response to the training needs of today’s clinician. Each year, the school is honored to host some of the finest helping professionals through its Summer Lecture Series” (cited from website).
The Summer Lecture Series provides a wonderful opportunity to draw attention to unique aspects of the helping profession. And, I have been asked to present from my work with and research into the care of Muslim clients.
For those who wish to attend, or would like more information, below is the description for the lecture I am scheduled to present:
Caring for Muslim Clients: Culturally-Sensitive and Evidence-Based Approaches
It is often cited that the Muslim population in the United States and Canada is a fast-growing demographic. Yet, research on this population and its counseling needs is not growing at the same pace. Within the professional literature, documentation of effective strategies and approaches to the counseling of Muslim clients remains in its infancy. Moreover, misunderstanding of Islam and Muslims, along with anti-Muslim sentiment, is on the rise. To aid social work, spiritual care, and counseling professionals serving Muslim clients, this lecture will present an overview of Muslim experiences in America, along with a number of approaches for the care of Muslim clients recommended by counseling professionals. (Link)
The lecture is scheduled to take place on Monday, July 28th, in the Weinstein Auditorium, located in Wright Hall on the Smith College Campus.
Lecture starts at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.