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This workshop aims to provide frontline workers, counsellors, chaplains, and other care providers with the essential knowledge of Islam and Muslims that will better enable them to provide culturally sensitive care to diverse Muslims. Areas of discussion will include an overview of Islam and Muslims with an emphasis on Edmonton’s Muslim demographics and contemporary issues affecting the community.

Participants will:

  • Gain a better understanding of Islamic cultures and values
  • Learn about Muslim demographics and current social issues in Edmonton
  • Learn about the most highly-recommended approaches for the care of Muslim clients through instructor’s first-hand experience and published research
  • Develop cultural competencies through guided lessons and cases studies

Although the seminar is specifically focused on the care of Muslim clients, the competencies developed through the course will also better enable the attendee to work within any multi-cultural and multi-faith setting.

About the Facilitator:

Ibrahim J. Long, MA, GCIC, is a professional chaplain and educator with over 10 years of experience supporting diverse individuals and families in educational, healthcare, community-based, and correctional institutions. He has published research on the care of Muslim clients and Muslim chaplaincy and has received recognition for his professional and community work. Ibrahim specializes in the study and practice of Muslim chaplaincy, Islamic education, and Christian-Muslim relations. Presently, Ibrahim serves as an educator and Muslim chaplain for Edmonton Islamic Academy as well as a clinical chaplain for the Royal Alexandra and University of Alberta hospitals.

Notice to Registered Social Workers: REACH workshops are eligible for Category A credits with the Alberta College of Social Workers if they align with your personal learning goals for the year and you submit a Category A Summary Form in your personal portfolio.

Coffee/Tea and light snacks will be provided.

Participant Feedback:

“I did not have a good understanding of Islamic beliefs or Muslim practices previously. Now I feel I have that base knowledge.”

“It was a beautiful opportunity for this conversation in Edmonton.”

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2 thoughts on “Supporting Your Muslim Clients in #Edmonton | July 23

  1. SalamWish i can attend thisWill this be available online….or any plan to do this in Hamilton?

    “Those who look for seashells will find seashells; those who open them will find pearls” ~ …Al-Ghazali


    1. Wa ‘Alaikum As-Salam Tsehay,

      Sorry, only offered in person right now in Edmonton. Though, you can read my chapter “Caring for Muslim Souls” from the book Psychotherapy: Cure of the Soul. A portion of my workshop is based on that chapter.

      God bless.

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