Workshops: Caring for Muslim Clients

Continuing education workshops for counsellors and other helping professionals.

1 November 2018

St. Stephen's College at the University of Alberta is pleased to present two continuing education workshops for counsellors and other helping professionals interested in the care of Muslim clients.

November 10 & 17, 2018
Windows to Islam: A Glimpse Inside Islamic Theology, Law, and History
Windows to Islam provides an overview of Islam's rich historical and religious tradition with an emphasis upon how history, contemporary issues, and the Islamic religious sciences ('ulum al-din) contribute to the religious identity and practice of Muslims today. This course is ideally aimed at providing counsellors, chaplains, clergy, educators, and community members with the essential aspects of Islam and Muslims that will better enable them to engage with and serve Muslims in our increasingly multi-faith and multi-cultural context.

February 9 & 16, 2019
Counselling Muslims: Counselling and Spiritual Care across Multi-Cultural Lines
Counselling Muslims will help participants develop competencies in the counsel and care of Muslim clients through guided lessons and case studies. Students will receive instruction in the most highly recommended approaches for the care of Muslim patients, based upon the experience of the instructors and also upon recent research. Although this workshop is focused specifically on the care of Muslim clients, the competencies developed will better enable participants to work within any multi-cultural and multi-faith setting.

About the Instructor:
Ibrahim J. Long is a clinical chaplain and religious educator with 10+ years of experience supporting the diverse religious and psycho-spiritual needs of individuals and families in educational, healthcare, community-based, and correctional institutions. In addition to studying with traditional Islamic scholars, he holds degrees in Religious Studies (BA), Islamic Chaplaincy (GC), and Islamic Studies & Christian Muslim Relations (MA). He has also received certified clinical training in psycho-spiritual care and counselling.

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Cost: $225/workshop.
Save $50 if you register for both.

St. Stephen's College, at the University of Alberta
8810 112 Street, Edmonton, AB

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