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Concepts of hope and commitment to change among Muslims

Event Details
Date: Thursday 19th November 2020
Time: 6.00-8.00pm AWST
Venue: Online
CPD hrs: 2


Early Bird until 8 Nov
AASW members $30.00
Non-members $38.00
AASW Student $15.00
Non Member Student $20.00
Standard from 9 Nov
AASW Members $36.00
Non-members $45.00
AASW Student $15.00
Non Member Student $20.00

Ensure you are logged into the AASW website to apply the members price.

Organiser: AASW WA Branch

Robyn Hoffmann
Branch Service Corodinator

AASW WA Office
Work days: Mon-Thurs

03 9320 1000
Then ask for the WA Branch



The WA AASW is pleased to host an online training Concepts of hope and commitment to change among Muslims which will explore some concepts related to perceptions of recovery and healing that informed by Islamic concepts.

This will be held via an Zoom meeting platform. Log on details will be emailed the day prior or day of/to the meeting - please ensure you register to receive the details.

The contents of the presentation aim to explore perceptions of mental health among Muslim communities, particularly in relation to concepts of hope and change, with the purpose of identifying some elements, which will contribute to strength-based practice.

Social workers working in areas such as mental health, child protection, and schools are called upon to work with refugees from Muslim backgrounds who experience trauma and social problems.

Religion and spirituality are considered important cultural facets that are evidently identified in the ethical guidelines of AASW. Social workers are required to be spiritually and religiously sensitive, so as to support clients to utilize inner strengths and external assets in the face of challenging situations.

Suitable for:

Social workers who are working in mental health, child protection, schools, government agencies etc.

Learning outcomes

  • To explore the concepts of hope and change among Muslim clients
  • To explore practical elements to incorporating these concepts in the interaction with clients and families.

Presenter: Nada Eltaiba

Nada Eltaiba is a senior lecturer at Social Work and Social Policy at The University Western Australia.
Her research interests incorporate mental health, cross-cultural practice, religion and spirituality. She has also conducted some research in teaching social work, ethics and narrative therapy.
Nada has extensive experience as a social work practitioner in both health and community settings in Australia and overseas.
Teaching is an area which Nada is passionate about. For Nada, teaching in social work programs is an opportunity to share knowledge and experiences. It is the starting point for developing a professional social work identity.Nada has taught in several social work programs in Australia and overseas; University of Western Australia, Curtin University, Al-Balqa University in Jordan, Qatar University and Doha Institute for Graduate research in Qatar

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers