Istanbul Certificate One Course
Counseling from an Islamic Theoretical Orientation Certificate Program
July 26-30, 2019
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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 during Summer of 2019. 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, where mentally ill patients used to be treated with music aroma and architectural therapy. There will also be a one-day optional trip around Istanbul as an ending to the programme.
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.
• 40 hours of lectures by:
Prof. Dr. Malik BADRI
Professor Rasjid SKINNER
Field trip to Edirne City
Programme Completion Certificate
Fees and Packages
$750 Tuition fee including Edirne field trip
Recommended hotel is Courtyard Marriot
Special daily rates for the programme is:
₺350 for single room
₺400 for double room
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
Day 4: An Islamic Model of the Self
An Islamic Model of the Self