VISTAS Multicultural Issues in Counseling

VISTAS Online is an innovative publication produced for ACA by Dr. Garry R. Walz and Dr. Jeanne C. Bleuer of Counseling Outfitters, LLC. Its purpose is to provide a means of capturing the ideas, information and experiences generated by the annual ACA Conference and selected ACA Division Conferences. Papers on a program or practice that has been validated through research or experience may also be submitted. This digital collection of peer-reviewed articles is authored by counselors, for counselors. VISTAS Online contains the full text of over 900 proprietary counseling articles published from 2004 to 2017.

Working with Muslims: Perspectives and Suggestions for Counseling

Shifa Podikunju-Hussain


Since the Muslim population is made of several cultural and ethnic groups, it is important to delineate the Islamic religious worldviews and the cultural worldviews dominant to the individual group. First, the Islamic beliefs and practices, which are almost universal to all Muslims, are explained. Then cultural norms and practices of the two biggest groups in the U.S., the South Asian and Arab group, are clarified.

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