A 6 Part VIRTUAL CE Series on Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy Session 3
Introducing Traditional Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy (TIIP): Foundations of an Islamic Orientation to Psychotherapy
Thursday, October 29th, 2020
Presented by Hooman Keshavarzi
Event held online via zoom. Link to access zoom will be sent 24 hours prior to event.
This program, when attended in its entirety, offers 1.5 APA CEs for Psychologists and other professionals, and 1.5 BBS California CEUs for LPCCs, LPSWs, and LMFTs
This presentation provides an overview of Traditional Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy (TIIP) which is a therapeutic framework that is an ever-evolving modality of psychological treatment originally published by Keshavarzi, H & Haque, A in 2013. Since then, there has been further research directed at developing this framework. TIIP is the culmination of research on psychological treatment conducted by interdisciplinary teams consisting of dually trained professionals and Islamic scholars. The TIIP model offers a framework for integrating contemporary behavioral science into an inherently Islamic framework. The foundations of this model are rooted in an Islamic epistemological and ontological framework.
The practice applications of this model are of two types of interventional techniques: 1) inherently Islamic approaches of psychotherapy inspired by the Qur’an, Prophetic Tradition and the traditions of the scholars particularly of the spiritual sciences such as contemplation, supplications etc. and 2) adaptation and integration of established mainstream interventions that are consistent with the foundations and principles of Traditional Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy (TIIP).
This approach is not a strictly regimented or manualized therapeutic modality but rather provides general theoretical directions and insights on integrating the Islamic spiritual tradition into psychotherapeutic practice. It provides a framework that allows for an integration that is rooted in the Islamic tradition and is growing model of care that is continuously developing through ongoing interdisciplinary research.
In this presentation, the foundations of TIIP will be provided outlining its assumptions about health/pathology, human drives, elements of the human psyche, the principles and mechanisms of psychological change. Specific case applications will be provided as an illustration of its clinical applicability.
After attending this introductory-level workshop, participants will be able to:
– Demonstrate a stronger understanding of Muslim culture and the Islamic faith and be able to utilize this knowledge to provide more culturally competent psychotherapy.
– Assess the applicability of certain therapeutic interventions or modalities in their suitability for Muslim populations
– Learn how to adapt mainstream behavioral health interventions within an Islamically integrative framework
– Utilize the TIIP framework for integrating and adapting modern psychological interventions across various orientations and models of care
– Conceptualize patients according to TIIP and construct corresponding treatment plans designed to reinforce the TIIP core principles of change
12:00pm – Event Begins
1:30pm – Event Ends
1. Haque, A. & Keshavarzi, H. (2014). Indigenous healing methods in counseling: Muslim beliefs and practices. International Journal of Culture and Mental Health. 7(3), 297-314
2. Keshavarzi, H & Ali, B (2018). Islamic Perspectives on Psychological and Spiritual Well-being and Treatment. In H. S. Moffic,, J. Peteet, A. Hankir, R. Awaad, Islamophobia & Psychiatry: Recognition, Prevention, and Treatment. Switzerland: Springer
3. Kehavarzi, H., Khan, F., Ali, B. & Awaad, R. (Eds.) (2020). Applying Islamic Principles to Clinical Mental Health Care: Introducing Traditional Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy. New York: Routledge.
4. Keshavarzi, H & Haque, A. (2013). Outlining a psychotherapy model for enhancing Muslim mental health in an Islamic context. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion.
5. Keshavarzi, H. & Khan, F. (2018). Outlining a case illustration of Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy In C. York al-Karam, Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy. West Conshohocken, PA: Templeton Press.