A key supplement for courses on multicultural counseling, this book is a practical volume that will help faculty and students see demonstrations of multicultural counseling in practice. The text covers evidence-based practices for working with five major ethnic groups, while weaving in other factors such as gender, disability, sexuality, and more. Each chapter has two case studies by an invited expert who also provides commentary and lessons drawing upon each case.
Chapter 16: Case Illustration: The Case of Mena and Ahmad: Application of the MEA-SISM
Case Illustration: The Case of Mena and Ahmad: Application of the MEA-SISM
Mena and Ahmad came to therapy to work on issues they were struggling with in their 13-year marriage. They were arguing daily, Mena had frequent anger outbursts, and they disagreed on the parenting of their five-year-old daughter. Both felt distressed and expressed helplessness. They did not want to divorce or separate but believed that the home environment and their relationship with each other were unbearable. Ahmad was 35 years old at the time of therapy and Mena was 33. Ahmad was born in Palestine and his family immigrated to Lebanon as Palestinian refugees. His father was from a working-class background, and as ...