Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy By Dr. Carrie York Al-Karam, Ph.D
Date(s) - 02/02/2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Islamic Dawah Center Library
Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy: Uniting Faith and Professional Practice
Dr. Carrie York Al-Karam
About the book:
Integrating the Islamic faith with modern psychotherapy is at the forefront of the spiritually integrated psychotherapy movement. To bring this work to wider attention and to promote its continuation, Dr. Carrie York Al-Karam has brought together the present volume of nine chapters, each of which is written by a Muslim clinician who practices Islamically integrated psychotherapy (IIP)—a modern approach that unites the teachings, principles, and interventions of the faith with Western therapeutic approaches. The contributors discuss a wide range of topics, such as how Islam can be viewed as a system for psychological wellbeing, or a “science of the soul”; what marital counseling can look like from an Islamically-integrated perspective; Prophet Mohammed as a psycho-spiritual exemplary in a new approach called The HEART Method; the use of Quranic stories in family therapy; as well as using Islamic teachings when working with Muslim children and adolescents. What emerges in this volume is a vital resource for Muslim and non-Muslim clinicians alike as well as the lay Muslim reader wanting to know more about how the Islamic faith and psychotherapy are engaging with each other in a modern clinical context.
About the talk:
Dr. Al-Karam will discuss the context and need for this work as well as some of its key features. She will also briefly discuss the emerging discipline of Islamic Psychology and its relevance to the academy and layperson alike.
Who should attend:
Muslims interested in the topic; Muslim clinicians wanting to learn more about this approach; non-Muslim clinicians working with Muslim clients; Imams and Chaplains; University professors in psychology, Islamic studies, and related domains.
Saturday, February 2nd, 2019.
Islamic Dawah Center of Houston
About the speaker:
Carrie York Al-Karam, Ph.D. is Director of The Alkaram Institute, academic research and educational nonprofit institution focusing on the science and application of Islamic Psychology. Coming from a multidisciplinary scholarly background, she has a Ph.D. in Psychology, an MA in Middle East Studies, and a BA in International Studies. Originally from upstate NY, she lived abroad for nearly 17 years, 13 of which were in the Middle East. She is currently working on a number of projects including a children’s book on spirituality and character development as well as a multidisciplinary textbook on Islamic Psychology. Her co-edited books are Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy: Uniting Faith and Professional Practice (2018) and Mental Health and Psychological Practice in the United Arab Emirates (2015). She currently lives in Roanoke, VA with her family.
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