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The American Experience: Promoting Well-Being of Arab and Muslim Patients

The American Experience: Promoting Well-Being of Arab and Muslim Patients

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 03.11.16
3:45 pm - 9:00 pm

Location
Maggiano's Little Italy

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Date/Time:   Friday, March 11, 2016, 10:45 am – 4:00 pm

Place: Maggiano’s Little Italy at Tyson’s II Galleria

2001 International Drive, McLean, Virginia 22102     (Phone 703-356-9000)

Cost: $55.00 for NVACP Members / $100.00 for non-NVACP Members / $20.00 for Clinical Students

Menu: Family style luncheon to include vegetarian and non-vegetarian selections

Program Schedule:     

10:45 am to   11:30 am      Registration, Meet & Greet

11:30 am to   1:00 pm        Lunch, Networking, Announcements

1:00 pm to   4:00 pm         CE Program with Dr. Mona AbuHamda

Program Overview:

Dr. AbuHamda will give us background about the religious beliefs and cultural norms of Arab-American and immigrant Arab patient. She will discuss how cultural traditions and worldviews as well as religious beliefs can impact therapy, and discuss ways to foster the therapeutic relationship and work through psychological issues while respecting the client’s religious beliefs and cultural norms. She will also discuss the impact of recent world events on this population, including trauma that may have occurred in the country of origin, as well as the impact that the stressors of immigration can have on Arab and Arab-American Muslim patients.

Learning objectives:

Participants will:

  1. Have an understanding of the Muslim & Arab populations and the diversity among this group and their worldview.
  2. Deepen their understanding of perceptions of mental health & common cultural and religious beliefs that present obstacles to treatment.
  3. Understand the impact of trauma as a result of growing up in countries of origin (exposure to wars, dictatorships, etc.)
  4. Gain an apprciation of the impact of the immigration process on the psyche.

Speaker:

Dr. Mona AbuHamda

Dr. AbuHamda received her undergraduate degree at the University of Cairo, Egypt, before completing a Certificate in Counseling and Psychotherapy Program at Regents’ College in London, England. She completed her doctoral training at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. , and her residency at Center for Multicultural Human Services in Falls Church, VA. She is a Clinical Faculty member of The George Washington University School of Professional Psychology, as well as Adjunct Professor at The Johns Hopkins University School of Professional Studies in Business and Education. She is also Director of Clinical Services at Washington Behavioral Health in Woodbridge, VA, as well as having a private practice in McLean, VA. She is on the board of National Arab -American Medical Association.

Registration Deadline:

Deadline for registration and receipt of payment is Monday, March 7, 2016.  Questions?: contact Laurentia at 703-839-2523 or complete the contact form and choose “Continuing Education Program” under the Subject dropdown menu.

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Please download the registration form. Complete the form and mail it, along with your check payable to NVCP, to Laurentia Ruby, 10560  Main Street, Suite PH-13, Fairfax, VA, 22030. You may register via email at laurentia.ruby@verizon.net, and pay via PayPal.

 

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