Date: April 5-10, 2020
Venue: Cambridge Muslim College, 14 St Paul’s Road, Cambridge CB1 2EZ, UK
This five-day program introduces Western-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 program will be given a Certificate of Completion on Islamic Approaches to Psychology and Psychotherapy.
The program will be run by Professor Rasjid Skinner and Dr Abdallah Rothman, who will deliver teaching sessions each day, with evening talks by special guest lecturers including Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad.
By the end of the program, 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.
• Recognize 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.
Source: Cambridge Muslim College