Counseling And Psychotherapy With Arabs And Muslims: A by Marwan Dwairy

By Marwan Dwairy

The lengthy shadow of September eleven has woke up a common wish to comprehend extra approximately Arab and Islamic cultures. As an Arab who discovered western psychology, Marwan Dwairy has first-hand adventure with the dilemmas fascinated by adapting western psychotherapy to the desires of Arab and Muslim consumers. Drawing from his 25 years of medical and academic event, this unique quantity may help to deepen wisdom and keep away from stereotyping between counselors, therapists, social employees, and different psychological health and wellbeing execs. the writer presents a presentation of Arab and Muslim heritage, peoples, and cultures, together with the schooling and socialization in their kids. furthermore the ebook includes a systematic revision of the techniques concerned with baby improvement, character, psychodiagnosis, psychopathology, and psychotherapy, with course for whilst and the way to use every one intervention process, and cutting edge options and versions of analysis and intervention particularly designed for Arab and Muslim consumers, corresponding to utilizing the actual setting as a diagnostic and healing device and utilizing metaphoric and oblique intervention equipment.

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Arab women who wear traditional dress have become afraid to appear veiled in public. Some Arabs were hurt by what were recognized as “hate crimes” (Ibish, 2003; Zogby, 2001). Immediately after the attack on the World Trade Center, Arab Americans expressed their worry about the discrimination against them, and reported that they or others whom they knew had experienced the discrimination directly (Zogby, 2001). It was reported by the Arab American AntiDiscrimination Committee (ADC) that 700 violent acts were committed against Arabs during the 2 months after September 11.

In this debate the moderate stream is prevalent; nevertheless the fundamentalist stream is more vociferous and captures the attention of Western media. Implications for Counseling The Arab/Muslim collective experience vis-a-vis the West may be manifested explicitly or implicitly in counseling with a Western counselor. It may be displayed in transference and countertransference processes. As collectivists, many Arab/Muslim clients may bring their Arab/Muslim culture to the counseling session and consider the Western counselor as a representative of all that the West means for the Arab/Muslim.

As a direct result, they have to work an average of 15 hours a day, which in turn creates family tension and frustration. On the other hand, wives who are left alone with their children feel lonely and frustrated, and lose the sense of companionship in their marriages. Families who immigrate gradually as nuclear families and then gather together in the United States as an extended family establish family businesses into which several brothers and/or brothers-in-law invest all their collective capital and divide the labor among themselves.

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