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Working with Somali Clients and Families

  • July 11, 2022
  • 11:00 AM
  • January 31, 2023
  • 10:00 PM
  • Virtual on zoom


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This recorded webinar has been approved for 1 CEU by the Boards of Behavioral Health and Therapy and Marriage and Family Therapy.  It meets 1hr of the Cultural Competency requirement for Marriage and Family Therapists.

After completing your evaluation, please email to receive your CEU certificate.  You must email the admin by 1/31/2023.  Any participants that email 2/1/23 or after will receive a Certificate of Attendance and you would be responsible for obtaining your own board approval.  Please note that board approval is not guaranteed after 2/1/23.

"Working with Somali Clients and Families" with Zamzam Dini, MA, LAMFT

Presenter Bio: Zamzam is a 2nd-generation Somali-American committed to shedding light on the experiences of immigrants and refugees and exploring ways to support and build this community that is often misunderstood. Zamzam has received her master's degree in MFT from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, and is currently a PhD student in the CFT specialization in the Department of Family Social Science, at the University of Minnesota. She is passionate about working with individuals and families impacted by trauma in her clinical practice as well as in her research. Zamzam is also committed to helping others understand the impact of culture, equity, and social justice within the practice and supervision of Marriage and Family Therapy.

Workshop Description: This workshop is designed for those who work with Somali clients or would like to seek a better understanding of how best to serve this community. There are many nuances in the identity of Somali individuals that are important to discern but difficult to identify unless you have insider knowledge. This workshop will provide basic information to help you move towards your goal of becoming a culturally-responsive therapist.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Identify the historical context of Somali families living in the U.S.
  • Recognize the generational nuances within Somali family systems
  • Articulate the intersectionality of multiple identities within Somali family systems Understand and apply culturally-appropriate considerations when working with Somali Families

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