Counseling with Muslim Refugees: Building Rapport

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© 2014, © 2014 GAPS. Recent social work literature has stressed the importance of considering culture when working with individuals with mental health problems. This paper presents my personal experience, journaling, reflections, and research as a mental health social work practitioner and researcher working with refugee clients with mental health problems from a Muslim background. It also draws on my research experience in cross-cultural mental health. The paper emphasizes the significance of building rapport especially in the earlier stages of the professional relationship.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)397-403
JournalJournal of Social Work Practice
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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