Therapy with Muslim Couples and Families

Basic Guidelines for Effective Practice

About the Course:

This course provides practitioners with the basic principles of the Islamic faith and the values of traditional Muslim families. Upon completion of this course, clinicians will be able to provide culturally sensitive assessment and treatment to Muslim patients.


Faculty Publications from CYFS

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Paul Springer, Douglas A. Abbott, Allison M. J. Reisbig

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors and social workers, who seek knowledge about Islam and the values of traditional Muslim families. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the history and basic tenets of Islam

  2. Describe the patriarchal culture of Islam

  3. Define the guidelines for therapeutic intervention with adherents of Islam

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