UK Certificate One Course
Islamic Approaches to Psychology
November 16-20, 2019
West Bromwich, UK
Rasjid Skinner will be lead instructor
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 Cambridge Muslim College (CMC) and the International Association of Islamic Psychology (IAIP).
The programme will take place in the Midlands in the UK and will be led by Professor Rasjid Skinner. Abdallah Rothman will present via video lecture and video conference sessions. Guest lecturers include Shaykh Saeed Nasser, Imam Shanawaz Haque and Dr. Rabia Malik. Course material will be delivered in a combination of lecture, discussion, and experiential learning.
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:
Professor Rasjid Skinner
Professor Abdallah Rothman
and guest lecturers
Programme Completion Certificate
£300 Tuition fee for the 5-day course
Meals and refreshments provided.
Nearest station: Sandwell & Dudley Train Station.
Nearest accommodation: Travelodge West Bromwich hotel (currently costs approx £30 per night).
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
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
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
*Abdallah Rothman will present via video
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