Traditional Islāmically Integrated Psychotherapy (TIIP) Level 1 Training

August 9 – August 13, 2021

For the first time ever, Khalil Center is offering an intensive, week-long training on the TIIP model at one of the most historic health institutions in the world: the Süleymaniye Madrasa in İstanbul, Turkey!

Tuition Details

Regular Price: $475* 

Student Price: $350*

*These tuition costs are only for the course training. Participants will be responsible for arranging their own travel and accommodation.

All purchases are nonrefundable.


All seats for this training are currently sold out. Please join our waiting list if you would like to be considered should seats open up. 

Note: Encouraged Pre-Requisite

If you have not already, we highly encourage you take our 6-Part Introductory Series on TIIP prior to attending this course. This course can be found here.

Course Description

This training is a 5-day intensive on Traditional Islāmically Integrated Psychotherapy (TIIP). The TIIP model offers a framework for integrating contemporary behavioral science into an inherently Islāmic model of psychotherapy. This training will provide an orientation to the foundational tenets and principles of the model. This will include a discussion of Islāmic epistemology, i.e., a framework for reconciling disparate sources of knowledge (i.e. empirical, rational, and scriptural) within an Islāmic context. The core principles of the model will be presented which includes a review of holistic schemas of health and pathology, nature of the human being, composition of the human psyche, principles of change, and role of the TIIP practitioner.

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. 

  • 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 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

Although we are not providing the accommodation, we are hoping to connect you all with discounted prices. Stay tuned! 

Complimentary daily brunch will be arranged onsite for all attendees.

Additional Programs

Reading the Classics
with Dr. Keshavarzi and Shaykh Dr. Yusuf

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 12th 

Time: After Maghrib Ṣalāh

Location: Özbekler Tekkesi (Historic Uzbeki Spiritual Lodge) 

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

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. At this time, Turkey doesn’t require travelers to quarantine or be vaccinated upon entry. COVID-19 testing may vary with the chosen airline of travel. 

Furthermore, Turkey is ranked 6th internationally in rolling out the vaccines. Based upon the local safety efforts taking place, it is anticipated that a significant amount of the population will be vaccinated by August 2021 and the number of overall cases decreased.