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Mon, Jul 23


Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim Universitesi

Certificate in Counseling from an Islamic Theoretical Orientation

A Week-long intensive introductory course

Certificate in Counseling from an Islamic Theoretical Orientation
Certificate in Counseling from an Islamic Theoretical Orientation

Time & Location

Jul 23, 2018, 9:00 AM – Jul 27, 2018, 10:00 PM

Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim Universitesi, Halkalı Mahallesi, Halkalı Caddesi, Halkalı Kampüsü No:2, 34303 Küçükçekmece/İstanbul, Turkey

About the event

Programme Description

The five-day programme introduces the philosophy and methodology of psychology and counselling from an Islamic perspective to mental health professionals and interested students. The course will present a theoretical understanding of mental health based on Islamic paradigm as well as suggest practical ways of working with mentally distressed individuals. Those who successfully complete the programme will be rewarded with a Certificate in Counseling from an Islamic Theoretical Orientation, presented by both IZUand the International Association of Islamic Psychology (IAIP).

The programme will take place from Monday, 23 July to Friday, 27 July 2018. The course will be led by instructors Professor Malik Badri, Professor Rasjid Skinner, and Abdallah Rothman who will deliver the material in a combination of lecture, discussion, experiential learning, and some evening dialogue sessions. In addition to the sessions that will take place at IZU Campus there will be a full-day field trip to Edirne to visit the Ottoman Dar al Shifa at the Sultan Bayezid II Health Museum. There will also be a one-day optional trip around Istanbul on Saturday July 28, as an ending to the programme. See registration details on the IZU website.

Programme Objectives

By the end of the programme, participants will be able to:

● Distinguish culturally relative factors from universal factors in Western psychology.

● Identify and describe Islamic models of the self.

● Describe the therapeutic relationship from an Islamic perspective.

● Identify therapeutic aims and objectives of Islamic psychology/counselling.

● Identify a range of Islamic perspectives on mental health diagnosis.

● Describe Western approaches to therapy and their applicability to Muslims.

● Apply Islamic psychological principles in diagnosis and treatment using case studies.

The program includes:

• 40 hours of lectures by:

o Prof. Dr. Malik BADRI

o Professor Rasjid SKINNER

o Abdallah Rothman

• Field trip to Edirne City on 25 July, Wednesday

• Programme Completion Certificate

Fees and Packages

$750 Tuition fee including Edirne field trip

$1000 Includes tuition, Edirne field trip, accommodation and dining

Note: Optional Istanbul City trip on 28 July, September is not included in any of the packages.

Programme structure

• Day 1: The History and Philosophy of Western Psychology


Origins of Psychology as a Discipline

Western Influence on Psychology as a Secular ‘Science’

The Cultural Niche of Western Psychology

• Day 2: Defining Islamic Psychology

Differentiating between Islamic and Western psychology

The Islamic Paradigm/Worldview

The Role of Qur’an and Sunnah in guiding Muslims

Classical Sources of Islamic Psychology

Types of Approaches to Islamic Psychology

Why Islamic Psychologies Now?

• Day 3: Islamic Psychology: A historical perspective

Tour of Ottoman Health Museum

Islamic Conceptions of Health & Healing

Use of music therapy, architecture and aromatherapy in Ottoman mental health practices

Location: Edirne

• Day 4: An Islamic Model of the Self

An Islamic Model of the Self

Key Constituents of the Model

Dynamics of the Model in Applied Psychology

An Islamic understanding of mental health and ill health

Diagnosis: Distinguishing between different states

• Day 5: Diagnosis and Treatment

Therapeutic Principles

Therapeutic Issues

Role of the Therapist

The Toxic and the Useful in Western Therapies

Practical Clinical Applications of Islamic Approaches

Clinical Case Studies

Synthesis of Learning & Next Steps

Presentation of Certificates

• Day 6: Istanbul City Tour (Optional)

Location: Ottoman Military Museum; Istanbul

Kahvalti (traditional Turkish breakfast) at Mihri Restaurant

Topkapi Palace Holy Relics Room

Dhuhr prayer at Blue Mosque

Tour of Istanbul Military Museum

Mehter Band Performance ‘Discussion of use of music therapy in Ottoman civilization’

Night out in Istanbul

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