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NEW COURSE - Islamic Psychology and Therapy for Practitioners

Posted on: 31 December 2013

NEXT CLASS - Saturday 25th January 2014

We are please to introduce our new course aimed at people interested in the application of Islamic Psychology.

Islamic Psychology and Therapy for Practitioners

Course Tutor

Professor Rashid Skinner is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Lynfield Mount Hospital, Bradford, and holds the Visiting Chair of Clinical Psychology at the University of Karachi. He has an academic background in Anthropology as well as Psychology, and trained in Jungian Analysis. He converted to Islam in 1977 and has for several years been developing, with colleagues, an Islamic approach to Psychological therapy.

Course introduction

This six day course has been developed to bridge the gap for western trained mental health professionals by introducing 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.

Course aims and objectives

By the end of the course students will:
- Increase their understanding of the dynamics between culturally relative factors and universal factors in mental health.
- Become familiar with Islamic models of the self.
- Understand the therapeutic relationship from an Islamic perspective.
- Understand the therapeutic aims and objectives of Islamic Psychology/Counselling.
- Understand a range of Islamic perspectives on mental health diagnosis.
- Understand the role of spirit possession and black magic with Muslim clients.
- Critically examine the major “western” approaches to therapy.
- Identify therapeutic approaches and concepts which are compatible and incompatible with Islamic psychology.
- Gain an understanding of Cognitive therapy and its potential suitability for Muslims clients.
- Apply Islamic psychological principles and practice methods with example case studies

Who is the course for?

The course has primarily been designed for Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Counsellors and Mental health professionals. Graduate and Post-Graduate students from these professions would find this course extremely useful.
It would be also beneficial for other health related professionals i.e. General Practitioners, Occupational therapists and Social workers as well as Imams and Chaplains.

Where is the course being held?

All classes will be taught at the Faith Centre, Thomas Whitham Sixth Form College, Burnley Campus, Barden Lane, Burnley. BB10 1JD

What is the cost of the course?

The total cost of the course is £120.

What are the course dates and times?

The course will run on a fortnightly basis commencing on Saturday 11th January 2014 from 10-4 pm.
The full course dates are listed below:
Saturday 11th January 2014
Saturday 25th January 2014
Saturday 8th February 2014
Saturday 22nd February 2014
Saturday 8th March 2014
Saturday 22nd March 2014

Will I get a certificate at the end of the course?

All students who attend 100% of the classes will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the course.
How do I book my place on the course?

Call 07712 305189 or email You will be required to pay 50% of the course fee before the start of the course and the remaining on the first day of the course. Please note there are limited places on the course.
Once students have enrolled on the course they will receive a more detailed course programme. If you have any questions or queries about the course contact us on the details provided above.