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May 23 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Have you ever thought about how your own culturally informed values influence how you work with clients and how you are viewed by the clients and communities you work with?

What are some practical strategies you can apply in first sessions or meetings with clients that encourage them to engage with the treatment process?

This webinar aims to highlight the importance of improving Mental health practitioner cultural intelligence, to support the cultural safety andmental health outcomes of the diverse clients and communities we work with.

  • Harnessing cultural knowledge and cultural values for better engagement in mental health care.
  • Introduction to Cultural Intelligence (CQ) and The CQ Model.
  • A brief overview of the Cultural Intelligence in Mental Health Care (Level 1 and Level 2) courses conducted by the Centre for Muslim Wellbeing (CMW)

This is a wonderful opportunity for mental health practitioners to engage in some reflective cultural self-awareness, and to understand the basics of the cultural intelligence model applied to Mental Health care.

Register here: https://www.trybooking.com/CRPOV

About the Facilitator:

Monique Toohey is a registered Psychologist and certified CulturalIntelligence (CQ) Advisor. She is Managing Director and Principal Psychologist at Nasihah Consulting Group and Co-Founder of the Centre for Muslim Wellbeing. For 6 years she was the Lead Lecturer of Multicultural Counselling and Culture and Psychology at the Australian Catholic University and is a regular guest lecturer at universities both nationally and internationally. She has also delivered organisational training programs in Turkey, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

Monique is a well-known advocate for Mental health awareness and family violence among Muslim and culturally diverse communities. She also has extensive clinical experience delivering psychological services, assessment and group programs to Muslim clients across the lifespan for the past 25 years. She pioneered psychological services in most Islamic schools across Melbourne and has extensive work experience with Muslim young people, women and couples. She has also provided numerous internships and supervised up and coming psychologists and counsellors from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds for the past 2 decades, many of which launching their own careers in Islamic schools and private practices.

In 2021 she featured in the Amazon Prime Video docuseries titled UNHEARD, which investigated racism in Australia and in 2019 delivered ‘Culture eats individuality for breakfast’ at TEDx Docklands. She is often invited by ABC news to provide psychological insights on a range of topics from mental health to multiculturalism. She has been featured on LateLine, The Australian, The Age, The Herald-Sun, ABC and 3AW radio. She was a speaker at the 2016 Melbourne Writer’s Festival and is the Author of multiple publications.



May 23
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm




zoom – virtual webinar