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dc.contributor.advisorBrock, Linda J.
dc.creatorIkpo, Fyneface Uche
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-24T13:51:56Z
dc.date.created2021-05
dc.date.issued5/6/2021
dc.date.submittedMay-21
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11274/13060
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this research study was to explore how marriage and family therapists perceive and interpret their readiness to work with Muslim clients. This study applied a phenomenological research approach to allow the participants to express their viewpoints and the meanings of readiness to work with Muslim clients. The participants were recruited using purposive and snowball sampling techniques. A total of 13 marriage and family therapists (12 LMFT-Associates and 1 LMFT) participated in this study. The research interviews were conducted using Zoom video conferencing with 12 participants and a telephone interview with 1 participant. Each participant chose the format of their interview. The interviews were video and audio recorded, transcribed verbatim, and analyzed for emergent themes. Seven themes emerged from the interview questions: (1) Not ready to work with Muslim clients, (2) A need for self-education about Muslims, (3) Willingness to learn from Muslim clients, (4) Concern about ethics, biases, and offending Muslim clients, (5) Lack of preparation in graduate school, (6) Opportunity to enroll in diversity/multicultural courses, and (7) Inclusion of diversity/multicultural courses requirement. Conclusions, implications, and recommendations for future research for marriage and family therapists, MFT programs, and other mental health specialists were discussed to assist them in preparing to work with Muslims.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectMuslims
dc.subjectMuslim family
dc.subjectClients
dc.subjectWork
dc.subjectDiscrimination
dc.subjectTherapy
dc.subjectFamily therapists
dc.subjectLMFTs
dc.subjectReadiness
dc.subjectFamily therapy programs
dc.subjectMulticultural
dc.subjectStructural family therapy
dc.titleMarriage and family therapists’ perceptions and interpretations of readiness to work with Muslim clients: A qualitative study
dc.typeDissertation
dc.date.updated2021-06-24T13:51:56Z
thesis.degree.departmentHuman Development, Family Studies, and Counseling
thesis.degree.disciplineMarriage and Family Therapy
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Woman's University
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
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dc.creator.orcid0000-0002-6863-0127
local.embargo.terms5/1/2022
local.embargo.lift5/1/2022


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