Working effectively with Aust-Muslim young people

Friday, 13 October 2017 (All day) to Saturday, 14 October 2017 (All day)

Adolescence for most young people can at times be a bumpy road. Coping with the huge cognitive, physical and psychological changes, challenges in negotiating relationships with parents and friends, pressure to study hard and develop a career focus. 
This generation of young Australian Muslims are growing up in an unprecedented period of time in which anti-Muslim/ anti-Islam sentiment in Australia is at an all-time high, according to the Scanlon Foundation Social Cohesion report. It is important to understand resilience in Muslim young people is a crucial protective factor from the adverse and documented psycho-social, economic and mental health consequences of racial hatred, wide spread public bigotry and from discrimination and abuse that they may face or that which they witness elder siblings and parents experience.

When we are unfamiliar with a client’s cultural background, we often either minimize cultural differences to connect with clients and culturally diverse communities or we exaggerate and misinterpret the meaning of cultural differences. This leads to incorrect diagnosis, poor treatment planning and ineffective intervention and program design.
Whilst working effectively with any client who has a cultural and/or religious background different to one’s own requires a degree of cultural knowledge, this aspect constitutes only one of four evidenced based cultural competencies that enable practitioners to work effectively in culturally diverse situations.

This training will provide an opportunity for practitioners to engage with The CQ Model, the evidence-based framework that underpins the concept Cultural Intelligence in treatment, intervention and program planning. 

When: Friday 13th & Saturday 14th October 10am start.
Where: Islamic Museum of Australia, 15A Anderson Road, Thornbury

Designed for: Psychologists, school counsellors, youth engagement workers, community development, social workers, mental health practitioners and teachers
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Enquiries: please email  or phone: 9351-1166