Working With Arab Americans
For individuals in the U.S. & U.S. territories
In Working With Arab Americans, Dr. Naji Abi-Hashem demonstrates his approach to working with clients with Middle-Eastern and Arab backgrounds. Arab and Middle-Eastern Americans are a heterogeneous group that includes people from the three major world religions and with origins in dozens of countries.
Dr. Abi-Hashem shows a general way to work with Arab American clients that touches on certain commonalties across these cultures, such as greeting clients with respect, awareness of personal boundaries and potential internal conflicts about living in the West, and reconciling tradition with American culture.
In this session, Dr. Abi-Hashem works with a young man of Jordanian descent who, in spite of the fact that he is very much an American, is trying to maintain his cultural heritage for his father's sake.