This 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 Counselling from an Islamic Theoretical Orientation, presented by both Ihsaan Therapeutic Services  and the International Association of Islamic Psychology (IAIP).

 

Program 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.