Cultural Competency with Muslim Clients

Presented by Jamila Oden, MEd, LPC on 08-19-2019 at 9 a.m. Pacific (noon Eastern) to 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern)

The population of Muslims in Western societies continue to grow amid a challenging global political and social climate. It is imperative to develop a better understanding of the mental health needs of this community. Muslims in the United States face unique challenges and barriers when it comes to accessing mental health care, specifically psychotherapy services. 

In this 2-hour continuing education web conference, Jamila Oden, MEd, LPC returns to share a follow up to her presentation Ethical and Cultural Competence: Working with Arab and Muslim Clients.* Jamila will expand on best practices and ethical considerations for mental health and addiction professionals when working with Muslim populations. She will also take a closer look at culturally unique aspects of Ethnic Arab Muslims.

Incorporating cultural competence into treatment can improve therapeutic decision making. It can also offer alternative ways to define and plan a treatment program that is firmly directed toward progress and recovery as defined by both the counselor and the client.

This intermediate instructional level web conference is designed to help clinicians:

  1. Discuss the importance of a multi-cultural view of psychotherapy.
  2. Recognize at least three unique barriers Muslim populations face to obtain mental health services. 
  3. Summarize research supported best psychotherapy practices in order to improve cultural competence with Muslim populations and decrease stigmatization. 
  4. Explain the importance of values clarification as a key component of a culturally sensitive psychotherapy practice. 
  5. List at least three community resources for practitioners and for clients. 

Statement of program material's accuracy, utility, and risks: The contents of this program are based primarily on research publications which specifically address topics of cultural competency and ethical considerations when working with Muslim clients, and on the ethics codes of these professional organizations: APA and ACA. Contents are also guided by statements from leadership in those organizations. Up-to-date statistics were gathered from the PEW Research Center and website. Some interpretation and analysis presented is made by the presenter, in consultation with knowledgeable colleagues and expert consultants. This program discusses research supported best clinical and psychotherapy practices for use with Muslim clients. It may not include information on all applicable state laws. 

Declaration of conflicts of interest and commercial support: None

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* Premium and Pro Membership with GoodTherapy includes access to Ethical and Cultural Competence: Working with Arab and Muslim Clients at no additional cost. Not a member? Sign up for a Premium or Pro Membership, here. Mental health professionals who are not members can access the homestudy recording for $14.95. Sign up here to purchase this CE course and earn a CE certificate.  

Continuing Education (CE) Information

2 CE contact hours will be provided by GoodTherapy for attending this web conference in its entirety.

GoodTherapy is an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within Counseling Services. 

GoodTherapy is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.

This organization, GoodTherapy, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 03/30/2019 - 03/30/2022. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education clock hours. 

GoodTherapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content. GoodTherapy.org received APA approval in May 2011. Events after 2011 may meet APA requirements for Continuing Education credits.

GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0395.

GoodTherapy, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.

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Mental health professionals who are not members can attend this live web conference for $29.95 or access the homestudy recording for $14.95. Sign up here to purchase this CE course and earn a CE certificate.

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Meet the Presenter

Jamila Oden, MEd, LPC

Jamila Oden, MEd, LPC

Jamila Oden, MEd, LPC is a licensed professional counselor in private practice in Oklahoma City. Jamila earned her Master in Education from Oklahoma City University in 2012 and obtained her professional counseling license in 2014.

Jamila has over 10 years of experience working within the community mental health field, both in Minnesota and in Oklahoma. Jamila has received extensive training in multiple evidence-based psychotherapies including motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive processing therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy. Jamila is also a board approved LPC supervisor and enjoys providing clinical supervision to therapists in training.

Jamila has an intrinsic and intimate understanding of Muslim and Arab cultures, as well as partial fluency in Arabic. She is passionate about clarifying misconceptions and promoting understanding of these vibrant, beautiful, and important cultures.

Continuing Education Provider Approvals

  • aceGoodTherapy.org is Approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content. GoodTherapy.org received APA approval in May 2011. Events after 2011 may meet APA requirements for Continuing Education credits.
  • Logo GoodTherapy.org has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6380. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GoodTherapy.org is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
  • Logo This course has been approved by GoodTherapy.org, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #135463. GoodTherapy.org is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
  • aceGoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 03/30/2019 - 03/30/2022. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education clock hours.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0395.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.
  • Person Centered Tech, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Person Centered Tech, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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