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A five-day certificate programme offered by pioneering scholars and practitioners in Istanbul.


Programme Description

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 IZU and the International Association of Islamic Psychology (IAIP).

The programme will take place from Monday, 23 July to Friday, 27 July 2018. 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. There will also be a one-day optional trip around Istanbul on Saturday July 28, as an ending to the programme.

Programme 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.

3 Apr 2018