Understanding East African Clients

In delivering treatment to Somali individuals, cultural considerations affect the outcome. Participants will understand the basic cultural considerations in assisting Somali clients and families navigate treatment. The focus is on values, religion in therapy.

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About the Presenter

Yussuf Shafie, MSW, LGSW

Yussuf Shafie, MSW, LGSW is a graduate of the University of Minnesota. Yussuf is an active and well-respected member of the addiction community. He completed his internship with the Community University Health Care Center as a Social Work Triage Specialist, and he continued on as a Mental Health Practitioner with CUHCC. In 2015, Yussuf opened Alliance Wellness Center in Bloomington, MN, a DHS licensed Chemical Dependency Outpatient Treatment Program. He is also part of the Minnesota Trauma Project and a Board Member of Minnesota Recovery Connection. Yussuf’s passion is to bring wellness to those affected by addiction and mental health problems.