Our REACH workshop Supporting Your Muslim Clients is being offered again this March and for the first time, we are planning to follow it up with an additional workshop that will build upon the skills and knowledge that we cover.
This second workshop is called Counselling Muslims: An Introduction to Spiritual and Cultural Frameworks and in it we will dive even deeper into practical, cultural, and religious considerations when working with Muslim clientele. It is scheduled for May.
Come check out both workshops by first joining me for Supporting Your Muslim Clients this March. A description and link to register is below.
This workshop aims to provide counsellors, chaplains, frontline workers, 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.
- 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 multi-faith chaplain and educator with over 10 years of experience supporting diverse individuals and families in educational, healthcare, community-based, and correctional institutions. He is a passionate advocate for the integration of spirituality and mental health and has received several recognitions for his active community work and published research on the care of Muslim clients. Ibrahim serves as the Youth Wellness Lead and Chaplain for the Islamic Family and Social Services Association (IFSSA). Presently, he is also pursuing a Masters in Social Work with a specialization in Community-Informed Practice for Health and Well-being.
This will be an interactive Zoom webinar held on
Tuesday, March 8th
10am – 12:30pm.