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From the Prayer Rug to the Couch

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Date(s) - 06/13/2019
8:45 am - 4:30 pm

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Worcester Islamic Center


Free USD
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Partnership for Early Childhood Mental Health

The Partnership for Early Childhood Mental Health is hosting From the Prayer Rug to the Couch by Riverside Trauma Center! This workshop is a full-immersion experience designed to increase knowledge and improve skills of professionals who are interested in better serving Muslim children and families. Participants will learn about Islamic culture, common myths about Islam and Muslims, and civil rights concerns specific to Muslims. Key concepts of Cultural Humility, Islamophobia, and Allyship will be covered. Best practices in serving Muslim families will be thoroughly examined. Interested mental health clinicians will be added to a referral list for Muslim clients

Traditional Muslim cuisine will be served for breakfast and lunch.

*Headscarves are not required, but as we’ll be in a place of worship, please do dress modestly. Since the training will take place in the main prayer space and removal of shoes is mandatory (socks are fine). If you do not feel comfortable removing your shoes, please contact so that we may prepare an alternative option.

To join the waitlist, please email


  • Islam 101: Basic Tenets and Common Misconceptions – Barbara Sahli, EdM

  • Human Rights and Dignified Health Care: How “Interventions” Against “Extremism” Harm Minority Patients and Health Professionals – Shannon Al-Wakeel, JD

  • Mosque Tour including Prayer Observation

  • Islamophobia: Its Implications Beyond the Muslim Community, and Allyship – Waheeda Saif, LMHC

  • The Couch and the Prayer Rug: Insights on Case Formulation with Muslim Clients – Othman Mohammad, MD

There is no commercial support or conflict of interest known for programs or instructors listed in this training announcement.

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