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Wearing Religion: My Observations of Working with Patients While Sporting a Hijab By Afshan Mohamedali, PhD

Wearing Religion

by Afshan Mohamedali, Ph.D

My Observations of Working with Patients While Sporting a Hijab Most therapists adhere to the “do not disclose rule” of therapy given that the therapeutic space exists for patients’ benefit. It’s possible patients know very little about their therapists from what they have directly shared and maybe more from what they’ve observed. Do they wear a wedding ring? Do they have photos in their office? Do they have a public or private education? Do they believe in God? I’ve been wearing my religion on my head long before I became a therapist and so when I was first exposed to …

 

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