ERIC Number: EJ779760
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Reference Count: 40
Understanding the Mental Health Needs of American Muslims: Recommendations and Considerations for Practice
Ahmed, Sameera; Reddy, Linda A.
Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, v35 n4 p207 Oct 2007
American Muslims represent a heterogeneous population that is underserved by the mental health community, despite increased psychological distress reported since 9/11. This article offers professionals an understanding of the mental health needs of American Muslims. Recommendations for conducting culturally responsive assessments and treatment are offered.
Descriptors: Health Needs, Muslims, Mental Health, Cultural Relevance, Cultural Influences, Counseling Techniques, Immigrants, Refugees, Acculturation, Psychological Patterns, Stress Variables
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States