Counselling Muslims @StStephensCollege

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Counseling Muslims is a professional seminar that seeks to help attendees develop competencies in the counsel and care of Muslim clients through guided lessons and case studies. Attendees will receive instruction in the most highly-recommended approaches for the care of Muslim clients based on trends within the professional literature and the experiences of the instructor.

In addition to practical skills, attendees will also receive an overview of the Islamic faith together with details about the history of Muslims in Edmonton and demographics. Moreover, the instructor will provide Islamic cultural and religious perspectives on mental health, counselling, and well-being.

Although this workshop is focused specifically on the care of Muslim clients, the competencies developed will better enable participants to work within any multi-cultural and multi-faith setting.

Registration Fee: $225

Registration Deadline: February 1, 2019

Location: St. Stephen’s College (University of Alberta Campus)

Dates: February 9th & 16th

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This seminar has been approved by the Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association for Continuing Educational Credits.

Supporting Your Muslim Clients in #Edmonton

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Please note: October 27th “Supporting Your Muslim Clients” was rescheduled to November 7th.

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, cases studies, and group discussions

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.

 

*Light morning refreshments, coffee/tea included.


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.

 

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Windows to Islam @ St. Stephen’s College

This year, I am proud to offer Windows to Islam in coordination with St. Stephen’s College (on the University of Alberta campus).

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Nov. 10th & 17th

10:00 am – 3:00pm

Windows to Islam provides an overview of Islam’s rich historical and religious tradition with an emphasis upon how history, contemporary issues, and the Islamic religious sciences (‘ulum al-din) contribute to the religious identity and practice of Muslims today.

This course is ideally aimed at providing counselors, chaplains, clergy, educators, and community members with the essential aspects of Islam and Muslims that will better enable them to engage with and serve Muslims in our increasingly multi-faith and multi-cultural context.

People of all faith, or no faith, are encouraged to attend.

Attendees may apply for 10 CEU credits for this workshop with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.

Following this class, I will be offering another workshop called Counselling Muslims together with Ubah Mohammoud (MPS) in February 2019.  Attendees who apply for both will save $50 off their total tuition.

Download the Flyer: Windows to Islam at St. Stephen’s College


About the Instructor:

Ibrahim J. Long is a clinical chaplain and religious educator with 10+ years of experience supporting the diverse religious and psycho-spiritual needs of individuals and families in educational, healthcare, community-based, and correctional institutions. In addition to studying with traditional Islamic scholars, he holds degrees in Religious Studies (BA), Islamic Chaplaincy (GCIC), and Islamic Studies & Christian-Muslim Relations (MA). He has also received certified clinical training in psycho-spiritual care and counseling.

#NAIN Conference in #Edmonton

This year, the annual North American Interfaith Network (NAIN) conference will be hosted in Edmonton. The conference moves around each year to various cities across North America. This year it will be hosted at MacEwan University between August 1st and 2nd (with events preceding and following these workshops and events).

From their website: “NAIN builds communication and mutual understanding among interfaith organizations and diverse religious groups throughout North America. Without infringing on the effort of existing organizations, NAIN facilitates the networking possibilities of these organizations and encourages cooperative interaction based on serving the needs and promoting the aspirations of all member groups.”

God-willing, I will be presenting my workshop Caring for the Muslim Soul Wednesday morning (August 1, 2018). Hope you can swing by.

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For more information about the conference, visit here.

Dr. Ingrid Mattson: #Interfaith Event in #Edmonton

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Dr. Ingrid Mattson was my first teacher when I attended Hartford Seminary’s Islamic Chaplaincy program. At the time, I wasn’t sure if it was the right school for me and was still on the fence about it. However, I was so impressed with her knowledge, academic rigor, and the way that she carries herself that I knew I had to stay.

Undoubtedly, Dr. Mattson is one of the key authorities on Islam and Interfaith Relations. She will be visiting Edmonton to provide a talk on promoting interfaith and multicultural connections, and I encourage you to attend if you are in the area.

Tickets may be purchased in advance here.

 

 

A New Class @AlRashidMosque

Windows to Islam is a 2-Day course intending to provide those interested with an objective look at Islam and Muslims. This will be provided through a basic, albeit in-depth, overview of Islamic Theology, Law, and History.

By the end of the course students will have become familiar with many of the subjects covered in a 12-week undergraduate course.

Windows to Islam is not intended to proselytize, or convert any person to the religion of Islam. The sole purpose of the class is to provide fellow community members, clergy, professionals and those interested with an objective perspective of Islam and Muslims in a time when stereotypes have muddled rational observation.

Registration now available online.

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