Muslim Mental Health First Response Certification Training

This is an 8 hour hands-on training designed to prepare chaplains, community leaders and Islamic clergy: Termed ‘First Responders’ to effectively understand and effectively respond to psycho-social issues among American Muslims.


Saturday, September 12, 2020 12:00PM – 4:00PM (EDT)

Module 1: Introduction to Islamically integrated counseling & Muslim Mental Health 

Subtopics within Module 1:

  • 1a: Introduction to MMH & Collaborative Care 
  • 1b: An Islamic model of understanding mental illness and treatment (Usually a simplified version of TIIP presentation)  

Module 2: Fundamentals of forming the Counseling Relationship and Ethical/Boundary considerations 

  • 2a: Roles, Boundaries, ethical considerations
  • 2b: Fundamentals/Basic counseling/empathic listening techniques 

Sunday September 13, 2020 12:00PM – 4:00PM (EDT)

Module 3: Identifying mental illness, and Crisis Response

  • 3a: Identifying problems (i.e. an intro to the major diagnostic categories and explaining what they are)
  • 3b: Crisis intervention 15 min break
  • 3c: Responding to Suicidal congregants (b & c usually go together, so whoever does this one, should do both).
  • End of Training Discussion with Q&A (30 min)


Sep 12 2020 - Sep 13 2020


12:00 pm - 4:00 pm



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