From the Prayer Rug to the Couch:
Understanding the Culture of Islam and
Best Practices in Treating Muslim Clients
Registration Deadline 4/5/17
Who Should Attend?
Mental health professionals
This full-day training is an immersion experience designed to increase knowledge and improve the skills of mental health professionals who provide or intend to provide therapeutic services to Muslim clients. Participants will learn about the Islamic culture, explore common myths surrounding Islam and Muslims, and receive information regarding civil rights concerns specific to Muslims, as well as a guided tour of Boston’s largest Mosque. Key concepts of Cultural Humility, Islamophobia, and Allyship will be covered. Best practices in treating Muslim clients will be thoroughly examined. Interested clinicians will be added to a referral list maintained by Ummah Health (a non-profit organization focused on Muslim physical and mental health) specifically for Muslim clients.
After attending this training participants will be able to:
- Understand the key principles and core values of Islam and how it might pertain to their working with Muslim clients
- Identify civil rights and liberties issues that are unique to Muslims
- Identify tools and strategies specific to working with Muslim clients
- Understand the necessity of Cultural Humility in their work with Muslim clients
Tour of a Mosque, lecture with PowerPoint, large group discussion, videos, individual written activities, and small group discussions.
Cost: Registration is $80 per person; $60 for each Riverside Community Care employee. Refunds will not be available for this training.
Continuing Education: Applications for 6 hours of continuing education credits have been submitted for Psychologists, Social Workers, LMHCs, and LMFTs. Please contact Jenny Huynh (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the status of the CE accreditation. This training is approved for 6 hours of continuing education for Psychologists. Riverside Community Care is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor education for Psychologists. Riverside Community Care maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Registration: Pre-registration is required by April 5, 2017. Complete the registration online here and pay by credit card or, if you prefer, a hard copy of the registration form is available online to pay by check or credit card. Please make the check payable to “Riverside Community Care” and send it to: Jenny Huynh, Riverside Trauma Center, 255 Highland Ave., Needham, MA 02494. Refunds will not be available for this training.
Registration starts at 8:30 am. Traditional Muslim cuisine will be served for breakfast and lunch. *Please dress modestly. Headscarves are NOT required. Parking is limited. Location is accessible by T (Orange Line, Roxbury Crossing stop).
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Agenda (specific times will be available shortly):
8:30 am Registration
9 am Welcome and Housekeeping
Islam 101: Basic Tenets and Common Misconceptions - by Barbara Sahli, EdM
Human Rights and Dignified Health Care: How "Interventions" Against "Extremism" Harm Minority Patients and Health Professionals – Shannon Ewin, JD
Mosque Tour including Prayer Observation
Islamophobia: Its Implications Beyond the Muslim Community, and Allyship – Waheeda Saif, LMHC
The Couch and the Prayer Rug: Insights on Case Formulation with Muslim Clients – Othman Mohammad, MD
Evaluation and Adjourn
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Riverside Trauma Center
Riverside Trauma Center, a service of Riverside Community Care, promotes resilience and recovery for individuals and communities who are impacted by potentially traumatic events by providing training, community outreach, consultation, and counseling. Traumatic events include natural disasters, serious accidents, suicides, homicides, and terrorism. We also educate communities and organizations about suicide prevention, psychological trauma, creating trauma-sensitive organizations and communities, and the emotional needs of veterans. www.riversidetraumacenter.org