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By Marwan Dwairy

ISBN-10: 0807747017

ISBN-13: 9780807747018

ISBN-10: 1423787994

ISBN-13: 9781423787990

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 adventure with the dilemmas all for adapting western psychotherapy to the wishes of Arab and Muslim consumers. Drawing from his 25 years of scientific and academic adventure, this unique quantity can help to deepen wisdom and stay away from stereotyping between counselors, therapists, social staff, and different psychological wellbeing and fitness pros. the writer offers a presentation of Arab and Muslim historical past, peoples, and cultures, together with the schooling and socialization in their kids. additionally the e-book contains a systematic revision of the ways desirous about baby improvement, character, psychodiagnosis, psychopathology, and psychotherapy, with path for while and the way to use each one intervention strategy, and leading edge concepts and versions of analysis and intervention in particular designed for Arab and Muslim consumers, reminiscent of utilizing the actual setting as a diagnostic and healing device and utilizing metaphoric and oblique intervention equipment.

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With all the restrictions that exist, it is more often that Arab men marry outside the faith and culture than Arab women. Teenagers Teenagers who try to imitate their American peers face constant correction of their conduct; parents try to efface all non-Arab behaviors and norms. Boys and girls experience ongoing arguments with their parents regarding their rights, especially when they compare themselves with American teenagers. In response, Arab/Muslim Families in the United States 39 parents forbid any out-of-classroom encounters with American children in an attempt to minimize the influence of American culture on them (Barazangi, 1996; Swanson, 1996).

As collectivists, many Arab/Muslim clients may bring their Arab/Muslim culture to the counseling session and consider the Western counselor as a representative of all that the West means for the Arab/Muslim. The Arab/Muslim client may express submissiveness to the counselor not only as transference of the child-parent relationship but also as transference of the Arab/Muslim–West relationship. Expressions of anger and rage, on the one hand, and inferiority feelings, shame, or fear of punishment, on the other, are expected components of an Arab/Muslim’s transference toward a Western counselor.

The nuclear family is typically not independent but is enmeshed within the extended patriarchic family (hamula or The Arab/Muslim Culture 25 ashira) that includes three or more generations of the father’s family. Sometimes the nuclear family shares the budget with the extended family, the grandfather managing the economics of the family and the grandmother managing the household and child rearing. Frequently they live in a shared complex or neighborhood. Privacy is nonexistent and everybody intervenes in everybody’s affairs.

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