Cultural Sensitivity Presentation: Working with Arab American Clients

Cultural Sensitivity Presentation: Working with Arab American Clients

On Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Alliant San Francisco will host a culturally focused presentation titled “Working with Arab American Clients: A Culturally Relevant, Sensitive and Competent Approach.” This presentation is designed to help attendees develop a better understanding of the Arab American population, examine the expectations that Arab American clients have of their mental health providers and learn culturally sensitive strategies for working with Arab American clients.

About the Presenter

This event will be presented by special guest Hazem Hajaj. Hajaj was born in Palestine and moved to the United States for graduate school in 2008. Hajaj holds a bachelor’s degee in social work from Bethlehem University and a master’s degree from Golden Gate University in organizational psychology. Since then, he founded a counseling center for youth in Nablus, Palestine and has been working in the mental health field for more than 14 years. Currently, Hajaj works for Progress Foundation as a development specialist and is also working on building a social enterprise in Palestine. Hajaj is passionate about life, helping others, social change and education.

Event Details


12-2 p.m.


Room 100w, Alliant International University San Francisco campus, One Beach Street, Suite 100, San Francisco, CA 94133

Lunch will be provided.

If you require disability-related accommodations for this event, please contact Angela Dickson at