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Dr. Hooman Keshavarzi

education

  • Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D)

Contact Info

  • 1-855-5KHALIL Ext: 703
  • keshavarzi@khalilcenter.com

Office Location

  • Chicagoland

Hooman Keshavarzi is a licensed as a psychotherapist in the state of Illinois, he holds a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology, a Masters of Clinical Psychology and a Bachelors of Science – specialist psychology track/minor in Islamic Studies. He is currently a visiting scholar for Ibn Haldun University (Istanbul, Turkey), Adjunct Professor at American Islamic College, Hartford Seminary, instructor of psychology at Islamic Online University and founding director of Khalil Center – the first Islamically oriented professional community mental wellness center and largest provider of Muslim mental healthcare in the US. He is also a fellow at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding at the Global Health Center, conducting research on topics related to Muslims and Mental Health. Hooman Keshavarzi is an international public speaker and trainer currently serving as a Clinical supervisor of graduate students of clinical psychology at the Village of Hoffman Estates (DHS). He also delivers seminars on specialized topics around multiculturalism and psychology.

In addition to his academic training, Hooman Keshavarzi has studied Islamic theology both formally and informally. He is a student of Shaykh Muhammad Zakariya from Toronto, Canada, where he attended his hadith and spiritual discourses for a number of years. After moving to Chicago, he studied informally with Shaykh Azeemuddin Ahmed, later formally enrolling in Darussalam Academy for 4 years. During this time he also did some specialized coursework with Shaykh Amin Kholwadia in Islamic counseling. He then transferred to Darul Qasim where he is continuing his higher Islamic education.

research interests/ specialities

  • Islamic Psychotherapies
  • Psycho-spiritual scale construction
  • Creation of workbooks for clinical care
  • Islamic contributions to mental health care
  • Islamic spirituality &  Tasawwuf
  • Clinical models of mental healthcare
  • Process-outcome research
  • Qualitative research
  • Theoretical research
  • Forensic psychology in Islamic Jurisprudence

publications

  • Keshavarzi, 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.
    • Keshavarzi, H. & Ali. B. (2020). Foundations of Traditional Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy. In H. Keshavarzi, F. Khan, Ali. B & R. Awaad. Applying Islamic Principles to Clinical Mental Health Care: Introducing Traditional Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy. New York: Routledge.
    • Khan, F., Keshavarzi, H. & Rothman, A. (2020). The Role of the TIIP Therapist: Scope of Practice and Proposed Competencies. In H. Keshavarzi, F. Khan, Ali. B & R. Awaad. Applying Islamic Principles to Clinical Mental Health Care: Introducing Traditional Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy. New York: Routledge.
    • Keshavarzi, H. & Keshavarzi, S. (2020). Emotionally Oriented Psychotherapy. In H. Keshavarzi, F. Khan, Ali. B & R. Awaad.  Applying Islamic Principles to Clinical Mental Health Care: Introducing Traditional Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy. New York: Routledge.
    • Keshavarzi, H. & Nsour, R. (2020). Behavioral Psychotherapy. In H.Keshavarzi, F. Khan, Ali. B & R. Awaad. Applying Islamic Principles to Clinical Mental Health Care: Introducing Traditional Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy. New York: Routledge.
    • Keshavarzi, H. & Yusuf, A., Kaplick, P, Ahmadi, T. & Loucif, A. (2020). Spiritually focused psychotherapy. In H. Keshavarzi, F. Khan, Ali. B & R. Awaad. Applying Islamic Principles to Clinical Mental Health Care: Introducing Traditional Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy.. New York: Routledge.
  • Syed, F. Keshavarzi, S. Sholapur, N. & Keshavarzi, H. (2020). A survey of Islamic clergy & community leaders regarding mental health first responder training. Journal of Muslim Mental Health, (In Press)
  • Keshavarzi, H. & Ali, B. (2018). Exploring the role of mental status & expert testimony in the Islamic Judicial process. In A. Padela, Doctors & Jurists in Dialogue: Constructing the Field of Islamic Bioethics. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press.
  • Elzamzamy, K. & Keshavarzi, H. (2019). Navigating ethical dilemmas between professional mental health ethics and religious values. Journal of Islamic Faith & Practice, 2 (2).
  • Kaplick, P., Hassan, A., Yusuf, A. & Keshavarzi, H. (2019). An interdisciplinary framework for Islamic cognitive theories. Zygon, 54(1).
  • 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.
  • Keshavarzi, H. & Khan. F. (2018). Islamically integrated psychotherapy of obsessive-compulsive disorder scrupulosity in Muslim patients. International Congress for Religious-Spiritual Counselling & Care.
  • 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.
  • Ali, B. & Keshavarzi, H. (2016). Forensic Psychology in Islamic Jurisprudence. Oxford Encyclopedia of Islamic Bioethics.
  • Haque, A., Khan, F., Keshavarzi, H. & Rothman, A. (2016) Integrating Islamic Traditions in Modern Psychology: Research Trends in Last Ten Years. Journal of Muslim Mental Health, 10(1), 75-100.
  • 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.
  • Keshavarzi, H. & Haque, A. (2013). Outlining a psychotherapy model for enhancing Muslim mental health within an Islamic context. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 23, 230-249.
  • Keshavarzi, H. (2012). Muslim mental health [Review of the book Counseling Muslims: Handbook of mental health issues and interventions, by: Sameera Ahmed and Mona M. Amer]. Journal of Muslim Mental Health, 6(2).

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