Abdelfettah Elkchirid joined Wilfrid Laurier University in 2015. Abdelfettah Elkchirid holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work (2007) and a Ph.D. in Social Work.
His teaching experience and interests include: structural approach to social work in direct practice and international social work; social work practice with individuals, groups and families; social work with involuntarily-assisted individuals; social work with groups; and cultural diversity. His research interest focus on cross cultural social work practice, international social work, and social work practice with survivors of trauma and torture.
The main focus of my research is cross cultural social work practice, international social work, and social work practice with survivors of trauma and torture. I am currently involved in developing two research projects. A research project on developing a guide to implement Men's support groups for refugees, and a research the intersection of gender, culture and past migration experience on returning Moroccan female migrant farm workers from Spain.
I have had the opportunity to supervise students in their practicum both at Ottawa University, and at Carleton University. My experience in supervising students practicum led me to develop a particular interest in identifying ways to improve the linkage between academic education, and the field education. I also had the opportunity to supervise master's students in the areas of:
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