Entries by Hooman Keshavarzi

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 […]

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.  […]

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 […]

Job Posting: Mental Health Therapist/Clinician – Manhattan, NY

Job Title: Mental Health Therapist/Clinician – Manhattan, NY Reports to: Job Narrative The contractor shall work in the capacity of a therapist and educator, the current duties and responsibilities of which are outlined below. These duties and responsibilities may be amended from time to time as deemed necessary by Khalil Foundation or requested by contractor […]

Non-Clinical Intern Watned – Bay Area Posting

Non-clinical Internship  Company Description: The Khalil Center is a qualified 501(c)(3) not-for-profit spiritual wellness center advancing the practice of professional psychology rooted in Islamic principles. Using a holistic approach, our clinic aims to integrate cultural and spiritual competence in traditional psychological methodology. We are working to combat the stigmas surrounding mental health with an approach […]

Social Media Intern – Wanted

Social Media Intern Company Description: The Khalil Center is a qualified 501(c)(3) not-for-profit spiritual wellness center advancing the practice of professional psychology rooted in Islamic principles. Using a holistic approach, our clinic aims to integrate cultural and spiritual competence in traditional psychological methodology. We are working to combat the stigmas surrounding mental health with an […]

Job Posting: Mental Health Therapist (Bay Area)

Job title Mental Health Therapist / Clinician Reports to Clinical Director (Bay Area) Application Date Open: Nov 27/2017 Closes: Until Filled Job purpose The contractor shall work in the capacity of a mental health therapist offering clinical and preventative intervention services to a predominantly Muslim population, designed to alleviate psychological distress and produce resiliency. Duties […]

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. […]