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Cultural Humility with Muslim Clients (will not be recorded)

  • Sunday, August 28, 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM



Presenters: Amira Abudiab, Co-Founder & Clinician & Halima Eid, Co-Founder & Clinician

Moderator: Sarah Jayyousi, LCSW

CEUs: 2  
Costs:  CSCSW Member - FREE | Nonmember - $30.00 | Student - FREE

This workshop is intended for mental health professionals who want to expand their knowledge and cultural humility in working with Muslim clients. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in discussions among other professionals and will be provided with case studies based on a collection of real experiences. The expected length of training is 2 hours.


➔ Introduction & Pre-Survey
➔ Demographics
➔ Shared Religious Culture
➔ Intersectionality of Identities and Stressors
➔ Islamophobia: Macro-Micro Aggressions
➔ Taboo Topics in the Muslim Community
➔ DSM-V Cultural Formulation & Case Study
➔ Post-Survey  
➔ Q&A

Teaching Methods:

  • Directed Discussion, based on a poll to establish baseline understanding of this topic, to facilitate participants to reach learning objectives
  • Case-Based Learning, utilizing a case study to apply learned objectives towards cultural formulation of clients

    Learning Objectives:

    At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the complexity of identities and cultures in the Muslim community.
    2. Define Islamophobia and microaggression.
    3. Give examples of at least two harmful stereotypes Muslims encounter and name at least one strategy how to not perpetuate them in the therapy room.
    4. Apply DSM-V Cultural Formulation Interview for a case study during this workshop to create one culturally-informed question for a Muslim client.


    Amira Abudiab, Co-Founder & Clinician

    Amira Abudiab is a Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC) with an M.A. in Mental Health Counseling and concentration in substance use. She received her B.S in Physiology and Neuroscience at UC San Diego before transitioning into the mental health field, bringing a research and neurological lens to her studies. Amira is a Co-Founder of Amaly, a mental health non-profit organization that focuses on multicultural counseling, especially for the Muslim population.

    As a clinician, she has over three years of experience with clients from different populations including college students on the Autism spectrum, adults with severe mental illness, and those struggling with substance use. Amira has extensive involvement with youth in the Muslim community. She has been exploring and developing alternative forms of healing for more effective and decolonized therapeutic practices for communities of color. Amira’s passion lies in

    bringing attention and resources to severe mental illness and addiction in the Muslim community. She hopes to combine her background in biology and social justice work with her training as a

    clinician to bring well-rounded therapeutic approaches to her clients. Amira currently serves as an Assistant Program Director at a Short-Term Acute Residential Treatment (START) program in Downtown, San Diego.

    Halima Eid, Co-Founder & Clinician

    Halima Eid is a Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC) with an M.S. in Multicultural Community Counseling and Social Justice education. Halima received her B.A. in Psychology at San Diego State University. She is the co-founder of AMALY, a mental health non profit organization. Halima is passionate about normalizing mental health care in the Muslim community and providing accessible services for multicultural communities in general.

    As a clinician, she has over three years experience working with various issues including relationship/marriage conflicts, eating disorders, transgenerational trauma, racial trauma, homelessness, familial conflicts, being a first generation college student, religious and cultural barriers, etc. Halima works with individuals from a holistic approach, taking into account all aspects of the individual’s life (social, relational, emotional, mental, physical, cultural and environmental) that may impact their overall wellness. Halima utilizes Cognitive Behavioral techniques, gestalt therapy, feminist theory, solution-focused therapy, self-compassion work, and emotion focused therapy.


    Ms. Jayyousi, LCSW, LPCC

    Ms. Jayyousi, LCSW, LPCC, received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and her Master's in Social Work from San Diego State University. She has over 25 years of experience in diverse settings, including inpatient behavioral health, intensive outpatient, non-profit organizations and private practice setting. Ms. Jayyousi has direct practice and administration experience. She is a full-time lecturer at Cal State University San Marcos, and continues to manage an outpatient behavioral health program focused on treatment of anxiety, depression and psychosis. She is passionate about social justice issues and advocates for the utilization of the recovery model in helping individuals from diverse backgrounds. She was a bilingual (Arabic) social worker for 9 years serving immigrants from the Middle East. She is currently serving on the board of CSCSW and is co-chairing the Diversity, Equity and Transformation Committee.

    Workshop Logistics: After registering you will receive a link to the ZOOM meeting.  

    • This ZOOM meeting will not be recorded 
    • Closed Captioning available

    This Workshop meets the qualifications for 2.0 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. 

    Note: With supervisor approval, registered ASWs may use CEs toward LCSW hours.

    Attendance and Registration Policies  

    • Non-members of CSCSW will be charged: $10 admission
    • For CEU’s there will be an additional charge of: $10 per CEU ($15 for 1.5 CEU’s; $20 for 2 CEU’s)
    • CSCSW Members and students will continue to attend and receive CEUs for free

    Cancellation Policy

    • 14 days or more before event date: Full refund
    • 13-7 days before event date: 75% refund
    • 6 days or less before event date: No refund

    Note:  Registration will be canceled if payment is not made at least 7 days prior to the event.

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