Termed ‘First Responders’ to effectively understand and respond to psycho-social issues among American Muslims. This course oriented participants to basic empathic listening (preliminary counseling) to American Muslim individuals, couples, and families. The course provided a framework for how to intervene during initial crisis, effectively interact and establish a therapeutic relationship, identify limitations/boundaries, understand mandated reporting, clergy rights, how to screen and identify for the possible presence of mental illness, and an orientation to the process of referral to mental health professionals. This course also laid out an Islamically integrated model of counseling and the sequence of topics will highlight practical treatment approaches within the model by integrating modern clinical psychology. This was an experiential course that involved lectures, discussions, modeling/demonstrations of technique and role-play.
Date: Sunday, February 4, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: American Islamic College