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Ammar Awaad

Mental Health 101: An Islamically Integrated Perspective

Muslim Mental Health 101 The terms mental health, stress, anxiety, depression, self-care and other similar terms are commonly heard these days. They casually come up in our discussions, or are discussed in our classes and social media. There has been a rise in people and organizations promoting “mental health awareness.” What exactly is mental health …

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Strategies for Managing Stress and Increasing Productivity During a ‘Shelter in Place’

The suddenness of the COVID-19 Pandemic change has drastically impacted all of our lives and has compelled everyone to make immediate lifestyle changes. Especially the “shelter in place” imposed on all of us, may evoke unsettling feelings. These can include worries about the economy, our jobs, health and managing the adaptation to these new circumstances.  …

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NEW KC Book Publication: Applying Islamic Principles to Clinical Mental Health Care: Introducing TIIP

Description This text outlines for the first time a structured articulation of an emerging Islamic orientation to psychotherapy, a framework presented and known as Traditional Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy (TIIP). TIIP is an integrative model of mental health care that is grounded in the core principles of Islam while drawing upon empirical truths in psychology. The …

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Order the new book on Islamically-Integrated Psychotherapy

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” admin_preview_bg=”] With chapters from Dr. Hooman Keshavarzi and Dr. Fahad Khan. To order your copy, click on the image below or on this link: [/av_textblock] [av_codeblock wrapper_element=” wrapper_element_attributes=”] Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy: Uniting Faith and Professional Practice (Spirituality and Mental Health) [/av_codeblock] [av_codeblock wrapper_element=” wrapper_element_attributes=”] [/av_codeblock]

Recommended Reading List for Islamically Integrated Psychology

Recommended Reading List for Islamically Integrated Psychology Books on Traditional Islamic Psychology from Islamic tradition Al-Razi, A. (2007). Razi’s Traditional Psychology (A.J. Arberry Trans.). Kazi Publications Inc. Al-Balkhi, A. (2013). Abu Zayd Al-Balkhi’s Sustenance of the Soul: The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy of a Ninth Century Physician (M. Badri Trans.). Malaysia: International Institute of Islamic Thought. …

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Feeling Overwhelmed with Multiple Demands? Read this….

By Ahmad Jabir Tarin Throughout life human beings face an array of challenges ranging from family, work, social, spiritual-religious, and other interpersonal stressors. In the midst of the intensity of those challenges a feeling of hopelessness can emerge for many of us. Hopelessness can be described as the overwhelming feeling of dread, gloom and doom where …

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Narrative Therapy: My Muslim Identity and My Allegiance

By: Diba Ataie “Where are you from?” I was repeatedly questioned, while traveling. My response was always challenged; an insinuation that I was lying. The person I was interacting with was usually unsatisfied with my answer and this led me to feel irritated. Once I expressed my frustration the empathy grew and others were able …

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