Considerations in Working with Muslims and Arab Americans
Wednesday, March 22, 2023 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Online via Zoom
3.0 CE Hours for Social Work (MICEC) and MCBAP (RELATED)
Course fee: $54
Presenter: Hawra Khraizat, LMSW, MA
This training will aid mental health providers in working with Muslims and Arab Americans by providing historical information and connecting it to practical mental health practices. Topics including bicultural identity, traditions, war, immigration, refugees, religion and additional belief systems will be covered. Knowledge gained will be on the cultural and social influences that Muslim and Arab American populations experience that may negatively impact their mental well-being. Effective coping mechanisms and tools will be discussed, in particular when Muslim and Arab American clients are experiencing discrimination, shame, trauma, assimilation and acculturation. The speaker, who identifies as both Muslim and Arab American, will share personal experiences about her journey to come to America and navigating a bi-cultural identity.