Iranian-American Clients Text-based Course (3 CE) - Printed Version

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The Iranian-American population in the United States is a rapidly growing minority group, with challenges that derive not only from acculturation difficulties in this country, but also from political tensions between their native country and the U.S. Therapists working with these clients must be aware of how their culture informs their identity, self-presentation, presenting problems, and consequently adapt traditional Western techniques of dialogue, assessment, and treatment planning. This course provides information about how to bridge cultural differences that may inhibit treatment seeking and effectiveness with information about typical cultural values among Iranian-American clients. It also includes important information about diversity among this population and how to avoid overgeneralizations that interfere with treatment. Models of therapy most likely to be consistent with these client's values and expectations are described.

Authors: Fariba Rabizadeh, M.A., LMFT, Bethie Kohanchi, M.A., LMFT

Target Audience: Introductory and Intermediate; LMFTs, Social Workers, LPCCs, Nurses, Substance Abuse Counselors, and other mental health clinicians.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe common features of Iranian-American clients as well as diversity elements within this population.
  2. Identify treatment issues which are likely to be encountered.
  3. Identify treatment challenges and how to adjust to them.
  4. Select treatment models which are suited to the individual client while taking into account cultural expectations and diversity.


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