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

By Marwan Dwairy

The lengthy shadow of September eleven has woke up a frequent wish to comprehend extra approximately Arab and Islamic cultures. As an Arab who realized western psychology, Marwan Dwairy has first-hand event with the dilemmas enthusiastic about adapting western psychotherapy to the desires of Arab and Muslim consumers. Drawing from his 25 years of scientific and academic event, this unique quantity can help to deepen wisdom and keep away from stereotyping between counselors, therapists, social employees, and different psychological overall healthiness pros. the writer presents a presentation of Arab and Muslim heritage, peoples, and cultures, together with the schooling and socialization in their young children. additionally the ebook contains a systematic revision of the methods eager about baby improvement, character, psychodiagnosis, psychopathology, and psychotherapy, with path for while and the way to use every one intervention process, and leading edge options and versions of prognosis and intervention particularly designed for Arab and Muslim consumers, similar to utilizing the actual atmosphere as a diagnostic and healing device and utilizing metaphoric and oblique intervention equipment.

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May help the Arabic client be aware of the differences between the American government in general and the therapist as a particular person. As collectivists, Arab/Muslim clients can be helped by a counselor who empathizes with their collective culture. Manisfest acceptance, tolerance, and unconditional positive regard toward the family and tradition on the part of the therapist may help these clients trust him and relinquish anger or inferiority feelings. Empathy and acceptance that is limited to the individual client and does not encompass the family and culture is not enough, and in some cases may be counterproductive or threatening.

The long exposure to the Western occupiers left its impact on the Arab/Muslim culture. Their imperialism fostered submission and helplessness among the people. Conversely, the exposure to a superior oppressor gave rise to inferiority feelings and brought about a process of identification with that oppressor. Therefore, the attitude toward the West is mixed with rage and antagonism, on the one hand, and identification and glorification, on the other. No doubt the exposure to Westerners through imperialism or through the media, sciences, and technology has brought new individualistic values that 22 Understanding the Psychocultural Heritage challenge the Arab/Muslim collective traditions.

Thus tribalism continued to prevail in Arab/Muslim societies, at least partly, by virtue of this policy of the West. The long exposure to the Western occupiers left its impact on the Arab/Muslim culture. Their imperialism fostered submission and helplessness among the people. Conversely, the exposure to a superior oppressor gave rise to inferiority feelings and brought about a process of identification with that oppressor. Therefore, the attitude toward the West is mixed with rage and antagonism, on the one hand, and identification and glorification, on the other.

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