Traditional Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy (TIIP) Levels 1 & 2

August 8th – August 12th, 2022

Khalil Center’s week-long intensive on the TIIP model at one of the most historic health institutions in the world: the Süleymaniye Madrasa in İstanbul, Turkey!

Course Description

Tuition Details

Regular Tuition: $889.00*
Student Tuition: $749.00*

*These costs are for each training separately and do not include travel and lodging expenses. 


Please be advised that seats are limited. This training is highly in demand and seats may run out quickly. 

Important Prerequisites

TIIP Level 1: We highly encourage you take our 6-Part Introductory Series on TIIP prior to attending this course. This course can be found here. This is not a required prerequisite. 

TIIP Level 2: This course requires a successful completion and certification of the TIIP Level 1 training. Registrants may be requested to present the certificate of completion during registration. 


Our Level 1 training is completely sold out. If you are still interested in joining, you may fill out our waiting list form.

  • Mental Health professionals 
  • Graduate students
  • Chaplains & Clergy with mental health training/background
  • Healthcare providers
  1. Understand Islamic epistemology (asbāb al-ʾilm) and the ontological structure of the human psyche offered by TIIP.
  2. Demonstrate a capacity to reconcile between the Islamic faith and behavioral science and possess a framework for such an integration.
  3. Understand the role of the TIIP practitioner.
  4. Understand the role of sub-clinical & spiritual pathologies and the role of TIIP in reinforcing holistic health based upon the Islamic reformation of self (tadhīb al-akhlāq/tazkiyah al-nafs) literature. 
  5. Learn to conceptualize patients according to TIIP and construct corresponding treatment plans designed to reinforce the TIIP core principles of change of (ie. Inqiyād – compliance Inkishāf – introspective awareness, I’tidāl – psychospiritual equilibrium & ittihād – integrative unity of being).
  6. Have a greater appreciation and awareness of the Islamic intellectual heritage and tradition as it relates to behavioral science.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of Islamic concepts, practices, and interventions that can be integrated into psychotherapeutic practice.
  8. Be able to utilize the TIIP framework for integrating modern psychological interventions across various orientations and models of care.
  9. Develop an expanded therapeutic repertoire that can be integrated into the practitioners’ normative mental health practice.

Course Text

Course Text

This book outlines the TIIP model and will serve as the primary course material for this training. Participants will have the option to purchase this at checkout. 

Safety Protocols

Khalil Center values your safety during your entire stay in Istanbul and will take necessary precautions to make sure all learning environments are clean and safe to use. Due to university requirements, participants are required to be fully vaccinated. There may be vaccination card checks on site. 

Course Schedule

Day 1

8:00 AM – Opening Remarks
8:30 AM – Introduction to TIIP, Foundations of Traditional Islāmically Integrated Psychotherapy
10:30 AM – Understanding the Role of the TIIP Practitioner 
11:30 AM – Lunch Break 
12:00 PM – Activity: Conceptualizing your Patient According to TIIP, Case Applications & Discussions
1:15 PM – Dhuhr Ṣalāh 

Day 2

8:00 AM – TIIP Case Conceptualization, Assessments & Early Stages of Counseling 
10:00 AM – Role Play & Case Discussions 
11:30 AM – Lunch Break
12:00 PM – The Role of Mental Illness in Islāmic Law: Clinical Considerations 
1:15 PM – Dhuhr Ṣalāh

Day 3

8:00 AM – Cognitive Theories in Islām and the role of the ʿAQL
10:00 AM – TIIP Cognitive Signature Interventions 
11:30 AM – Lunch Break 
12:00 PM – Role Play: Cognitive Interventions 
1:15 PM – Dhuhr Ṣalāh

Day 4

8:00 AM – Experiential/Emotion Focused Modalities of Intervention 
11:30 AM – Lunch Break 
12:00 PM – Role Play, Demonstrations & Case Vignettes 
1:15 PM – Dhuhr Ṣalāh

Day 5

8:00 AM – TIIP Behavioral Signature Interventions & Waswasa Workbook Usage
10:00 AM – Spiritually (Rūhānī) Oriented Interventions & Integration of Sūfi practices in Psychotherapy
11:15 AM – Lunch Break 
11:45 AM – Role Play & Case Discussions Regarding Integrative TIIP Therapy
12:30 PM – Closing Remarks, Certificate Distribution
1:15 PM – Dhuhr Ṣalāh

Meet Our Instructors

Prof. Dr. Recep Şentürk, Ph.D.

President of Ibn Haldun University (IHU) in Istanbul, Turkey.
(Guest Speaker – Opening Remarks)

Dr. Hooman Keshavarzi, Psy.D.

Founder, Executive Director of Khalil Center.

Mawlana Bilal Ali Ansari

President, Religious Consultant at Khalil Center

Shaykh Dr. Asim Yusuf, M.D.

Founder, Academic Director of The Path to Salvation.

Dr. Fahad Khan, Psy.D.

Deputy & National Clinical Director at Khalil Center

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Dr. Samar Harfi, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist at Khalil Center

The Süleymaniye Medresesi

The Süleymaniye complex is one of the oldest and most historic institutions in the world. Established in the 16th century as a socio-religious center, the Süleymaniye has been a home for medicinal research, practice, and teaching.  The complex consists of a medical school, a hospital, and a number of madrasas (schools) through which knowledge was disseminated. 

We are extremely honored to be hosting our training in the 2 madrasa sections of the complex: The Salis Madrasa & the Darul Kurra Madrasa. Participants will be able to bring life to the Medresesi once again by sitting in its classrooms and getting access to the rich Islāmic mental health tradition! 

Accommodation & Food

Complimentary daily brunch will be arranged onsite for all attendees.

Although we are not providing accommodation, we are happy to connect you with nearby hotels. Download the list below: 

Additional Programs

Reading the Classics
with Dr. Hooman Keshavarzi and Mawlana Bilal Ali Ansari

Selected, daily readings & reminders from Imām Al-Ghazālī’s Iḥyāʾ ʿUlūm Al-Dīn (Revival of the Religious Sciences).

Days: Monday – Friday

Time: After Fajr Ṣalāh

Location: Süleymaniye 

Ṣalāt & Ṣalām Majlis

A blessed gathering of praise and remembrance honoring the Beloved ﷺ. 

Thursday, August 11th 

Time: After Maghrib Ṣalāh

Location: Özbekler Tekkesi (Historic Uzbeki Spiritual Lodge) 

Dinner: Delicious Uzbeki Pilaf (An age-old tradition of the spiritual lodge)