Co-sponsored by the American Family Therapy Academy, AFTA, http://www.afta.org/ and the
Global Mental Health Initiative at MSPP
Khawla Abu-Baker, Ph.D., instructor
Palestinian families’ narratives
of loss during the Second Intifada in the West Bank and during the
Second Lebanese War in Israel will be addressed, in religious and cultural
contexts. Both groups coped with loss collectively, congruent with their shared
cultural and religious backgrounds. On the West Bank, losses had an ongoing
nature, while in Israel, loss mostly involved single events. In addition, the
relationships of each population with the State of Israel shaped their
citizenship identity, and consequently, their personal reactions to the loss. Research
data and clinical findings will illustrate the comparisons between these two
groups of Palestinian families.
Upon completion of the program the student will be able to:
Participants will have a better understanding of the importance
of cultural narratives in traumatic
events, in relation to Palestinian cultural, religious, and political contexts.
Participants will learn about the influence of social,
cultural, and political backgrounds on coping mechanisms in relation to trauma
and war-related bereavement.
Participants will be better prepared to apply a
sociocultural and political understanding of war trauma and loss, not only with
Palestinian and other Arab client families, but also with families from other
war-torn societies, which have collectivist cultural narratives.
Program Code: WTL4
4 CE Credits
Location: at MSPP, Newton
Khawla Abu-Baker, Ph.D., is the first
Palestinian to earn a Ph.D in family therapy. She graduated in 1997 from Nova
Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale. She is on the faculty of the Max
Stern Academic College of Emek Yezreel, where she became the first Palestinian
woman in Israel to be named an assistant professor, and at Al-Qasimi College,
both in Northern Israel. In addition to her private practice, she has been
involved in pioneering projects such as working with Palestinians, victims of Child
Sexual Abuse inside Israel, of the Second intifada in the West Bank, and of the
Second Lebanese War in Israel. She is involved in two international
consultation groups that train therapists to work in culturally sensitive ways.
She gives lectures and workshops nationally and internationally. Her
publications shed light on issues never studied before among Arab or Palestinian
societies, including war trauma, sexual abuse, and grief.
Event Type:Continuing Education Program
Category:Multicultural & Global MH
| Effects of War Trauma and Loss on Palestinians in Israel (WTL4)|
|Member Fee: ||$85.00||$85.00||$85.00 |
|Non-Member Fee: ||$85.00||$85.00||$85.00|