Islamabad Certificate One Course
Islamic Approaches to Psychology
January 26-30, 2019
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This five-day programme introduces conventionally-trained mental health professionals, psychologists, psychotherapists, researchers and counsellors to the philosophy and methodology of psychology from an Islamic perspective. The course will present a faith-based theoretical understanding of mental health as well as suggesting practical ways of working with mentally distressed individuals. Those successfully completing the programme will be given a Certificate of Completion on Islamic Approaches to Psychology and Psychotherapy.
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.
● Recognise the role of spirit possession and black magic with Muslim clients.
● Describe Western approaches to therapy and their applicability to Muslims.
● Apply Islamic psychological principles in diagnosis and treatment using case studies.
Lectures and small group case study discussions led by:
Professor Rasjid Skinner
Professor Abdallah Rothman
IAIP Member registration fee: $350
Non member registration fee: $500
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*fee is for registration only and does not include room and board. For more info on local logistics and to book local accommodation, please contact Mr. Basharat Hussaini from the host university at firstname.lastname@example.org
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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: 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 4: Diagnosis and Treatment
Role of the Therapist
Practical Clinical Applications of Islamic Approaches
Clinical Case Studies
Day 5: The Useful and the Toxic in Western Psychotherapy
Comparison of Western theories with Islamic model
Clinical Case Studies
Synthesis of Learning & Next Steps
Presentation of Certificates