Supporting Your Muslim Clients
Understanding Muslim Mental Health: An Introduction to Islamic Culture and Well-being
March 24, 2020
9:00 am - 12:00 pm (Registration)
Given the rapidly evolving public health emergency with COVID 19 in Alberta and Canada, and in light of the PHAC recommendations regarding community-based mitigation of COVID19, REACH has decided to cancel the training.
This workshop aims to provide frontline workers, counsellors, chaplains, and other care providers with the essential knowledge of Islamic beliefs and practices as they pertain to mental health and wellbeing. Areas of discussion will include a brief overview of global and local Muslim history and demographics, spiritual practices in the Islamic faith, the role of the imam in the care of the community, and local and online social service resources and organizations to aid you in the care of your Muslim clientele.
- Gain a better understanding of our diverse Muslim population in Edmonton
- Become aware of Islamic beliefs and practices as they pertain to mental health and wellbeing.
- Learn about available resources to better serve your Muslim clientele.
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.
- 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 and cases studies
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.