Partner Violence in Muslim Marriages: Tips for Therapists in the US

Partner violence in Muslim marriages is one of the most challenging subjects in the therapy setting for both therapists and Muslim clients. Due to the lack of studies and the negative reputation of Muslim families’ in Western culture, many therapists may carry stereotypes about partner violence in Muslim societies. Moreover, as a result of these same reasons, many Muslim clients might be hesitant to seek help or share their negative experiences. In family therapy, therapists would benefit from knowing what Muslim marriages are like and from learning to respect their clients’ cultural values. Understanding Muslim families better can be valuable in the therapy setting for many Muslim clients by helping therapists recognize abuse and enabling clients to seek help for partner violence. The current study aims to guide therapists in understanding marriages, cultural values, and partner violence in terms of Muslim marriages; to prepare them for challenges in therapy; and also to encourage future studies focused on preventing and combatting intimate partner violence.

Müslüman Evliliklerde Partner Şiddeti: ABD’deki Terapistler İçin Öneriler

Müslüman evliliklerde partner şiddeti, hem terapistler hem de Müslüman danışanlar için terapi ortamındaki en zorlu konulardan biridir. Çalışmaların yetersizliği ve Müslüman ailelerin Batı kültüründeki olumsuz itibarı nedeniyle, pek çok terapist Müslüman toplumlarda partner şiddeti ile ilgili önyargılar taşıyabilmektedir. Ayrıca, bu benzer nedenlerin bir sonucu olarak, birçok Müslüman danışan yardım istemede veya olumsuz deneyimlerini paylaşmada tereddüt yaşayabilir. Aile terapisinde, Müslüman evliliklerin nasıl olduğunu bilmek ve danışanların kültürel değerlerini öğrenmek terapistlere fayda sağlayacaktır. Müslüman aileleri terapi ortamında daha iyi anlamak, birçok Müslüman danışana yönelik terapilerde terapistlerin şiddeti tanımalarına yardımcı olmada ve danışanların partner şiddeti için yardım aramalarını sağlamada değerli olabilir. Bu çalışma, terapistlere Müslüman evliliklerini, kültürel değerlerini ve partner şiddetini anlamada rehberlik etmeyi; onları terapideki zorluklara hazırlamayı ve ayrıca eşe/partnere yönelik şiddeti önleme ve bunlarla mücadeleye odaklanmış gelecekteki çalışmaları teşvik etmeyi amaçlamaktadır.

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