April 7, 2021
Malek Moukaddem, BA, & Stella Michael-Makri
Description: The Syrian civil war has created a mental health crisis for millions of displaced Syrian refugees in Lebanon. However, mental health initiatives miss valuable opportunities to integrate culturally relevant interventions that account for the high concentration of Muslims in Syrian refugees. Given the prominent presence of Islam in Syrian culture, Islamic principles of psychology must be considered when working with Syrian refugees. Participants will examine currently used interventions and recognize opportunities for integrating culturally relevant practices when counseling Syrian refugees.
Learning Objectives: Participants will examine common interventions used with Syrian refugees. Participants will recognize a need for culturally relevant mental health services when working with the Syrian Refugee Population. Participants will discover Islamic principles of psychology that can be effective when working with Syrian refugees.