Diversity and Intersectionality in the Muslim Community: Implications for Practice

Mar 31, 2019 12:15pm ‐ Mar 31, 2019 1:15pm


Description

To effectively work with the Muslim community, counselors must understand the intersectionality and diversity within this culturally diverse religious community to provide comprehensive care. This session is intended to provide a comprehensive and holistic perspective to culturally competent work with Muslims by discussing the influence of intersectionality and diversity of this population and presenting practical implications for practice.

  • Present an overview of Muslim populations in the United States and their mental health needs, focusing on the diversity of this population and the impact of diversity and intersecting identities on Muslims.
  • Examine existing approaches to working with Muslim populations and provide a comprehensive, holistic framework for working with culturally diverse Muslims.
  • Recommend strategies for practice, education, research, and advocacy to provide culturally competent care to Muslims in the United States.

Speaker(s):

  • Zobaida Laota, MEd, Doctoral Candidate, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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