Supporting Your Muslim Clients in #Edmonton

If you missed the last seminar, here is your chance to attend.

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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, 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.

 

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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.

 

Counselling Muslims @StStephensCollege

CM Stephens

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.

Understanding Islamic Psychology: Presentations

The following are presentations given at the Muslim Wellness Foundation’s May, 2015, Healing Collective: Understanding Islamic Psychology.

Our Psychological System through an Islamic Lens 

By Marwa Assar, Ed.M

What is Islamic about Islamic Counseling?

By Ibrahim J. Long, MA, GC

Prophet Muhammad, Islam & Psychology

By Karim Serageldin, MA