LIVED RELIGION: EXPLORING CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES IN WORKING WITH MUSLIM CLIENTS
Workshop Date: 28th September 2023
This workshop is open to anyone (Muslim or non-Muslim) wanting to explore work with client’s religious and spiritual beliefs as they navigate contemporary issues in their lives. Using the CMM – coordinated management of meaning framework, we will look at how the religious context and meanings are interwoven in cultural, familial and individual dilemmas.
The case examples that we present will come from our experiences of working with Muslim clients and intersecting identities.
Developing ways of engaging with Muslim clients’ religious beliefs and intersecting identities.
Exploring challenges in working across highly polarised and mistrusting systems.
Exploring the use of self and how our sense of self, values and beliefs are brought to the foreground or background in facing the challenges of positioning oneself as a therapist.
Finding ways of reworking ethical meanings based on lived experiences.
Dr Rabia MalikPresenter
Dr Rabia Malik is a consultant family therapist currently working in private practice. She worked for many years at the Marlborough Family Service where she co-lead the Marlborough cUltural Therapy centre. She has also been co-organising tutor on the systemic doctorate at the Tavistock Centre. Her main interests are in working with clients religious, spiritual and cultural beliefs and intersecting identities. She has written numerous articles on this subject area and taught course nationally and internationally. She has extensive experience of working with Muslim clients and communities. Her doctoral research was on the cultural construction of depression amongst Pakistanis.
Jasmin ChoudhuryCPD Presenter
Jasmin is a qualified Systemic Psychotherapist with over 10 years experience of working with children and families from diverse communities within inner London. She is currently working as a Specialist Clinical Practitioner in children’s Social Care.