Honour and Shame in the Canadian Muslim Community: Developing Culturally Sensitive Counselling Interventions

  • Barbara Lois Helms Graduate Centre for Applied Psychology, Athabasca University
Keywords: Multicultural Counselling

Abstract

This article focuses on the issues of honour and shame within the Canadian Muslim community in the context of females who violate collectively held sexual mores. The discussion reviews the body of related research, including multicultural studies on counselling Muslims and research on the specific areas of honour-related violence, domestic abuse, and intergenerational conflict. Relevant concepts from previous studies are drawn together and expanded into a specific intervention model intended as a counselling tool for helping professionals.

Author Biography

Barbara Lois Helms, Graduate Centre for Applied Psychology, Athabasca University

Barbara Lois Helms is a graduate student at Athabasca University’s Graduate Centre for Applied Psychology. She has previously completed a Masters of Arts at McGill University’s Institute of Islamic Studies and has over two decades of practical experience as an educator in the Canadian Muslim community. She is also currently the Executive Director of Dar-ul-Ihsan Centre for Islamic Education (Cornwall, ON).

Published
2015-07-21
How to Cite
Helms, B. L. (2015). Honour and Shame in the Canadian Muslim Community: Developing Culturally Sensitive Counselling Interventions. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 49(2). Retrieved from https://cjc-rcc.ucalgary.ca/article/view/61037
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