Mindful of Mental Health in Ramadan – Dr. Aneesah Nadir
Moderator: Farhan Ahmed
Reciter: Hafiz Abdur Rehman Parekh
Dr. Aneesah Nadir, M.S.W., Ph.D. is an incredibly accomplished academic and social justice advocate who emphasizes in culturally competent social work, family and relationship work for Muslims in America. After teaching Social Work at Arizona State University for 17 years, Dr. Nadir began serving as the President of the Islamic Social Services Association – USA. In this role, she brings her experience of tailoring social work and therapeutic practices to the specific needs of Muslim communities to a national stage.
Dr. Nadir is a leader in the burgeoning field of Muslim mental health care with publications on cross-cultural understandings of spirituality and family. Such publications include “Promoting Positive Marital Outcomes among Muslims in America” in Islam in America: Images and Challenges by Phylis Lan Lin,1998 ; “Islam” in Spirituality and Religious Traditions in Social Work Practice edited by Van Hook, Hugen and Aguilar, 2001; “Moving toward culturally competent practice with Muslims: Modifying cognitive therapy with Islamic tenets” in the Journal Social Work, 2008; and “Home-based Social Services” in Counseling Muslims: Handbook of Mental Health Issues and Interventions by Ahmed and Amer, 2012