This paper aims to explore the considerations for helping professionals working with Muslim clients and examines Islam for a historical perspective as well as discusses the link between Islamic tenets, teachings and beliefs as they intersect with psychotherapy and counseling and how Muslims possibly conceptualize Mental illness. This presents considerations for helping professionals in working with Muslim individuals, couples and families, which are based on Islamic principles, concepts and beliefs as a fundamental aspect to understanding mental illness within Muslim communities. This also examines the holistic view of human nature, as well as biological, social, cultural, ethnic and racial aspects as they are connected the Muslims worldview, and bring together information based on Islamic psychotherapy that would bridge differences, and explore the commonalities within the diversity of Muslims by focusing on the the pillars of Islam that bond Muslims worldview, which would be useful for helping professionals working with Muslims.
Muslim Mental Health: Considerations for Psychotherapy and Counseling
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