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Counselling with refugees and Muslim communities

Event Details
Date: Wednesday 3rd February 2021
Time: 6.00-8.00pm AWST
Venue: Online
CPD hrs: 2


Early Bird until 20 Jan
AASW members $30.00
Non-members $38.00
AASW Student $15.00
Non Member Student $20.00
Standard from 21 Jan
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 Counselling with refugees and Muslim communities which will provide guidelines concerning assessment and intervention when working with Muslim clients and families.

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 shed some light on effective ways of working with refugee clients and families from Muslim backgrounds. 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.

The guidelines are based on an eclectic framework of strength-based approaches and

Suitable for:

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

Learning outcomes

  • To explore guidelines to communicate effectively with Muslim clients and families.
  • To explore practical elements for formulating assessments and for applying intervention methods.

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