Accreditation & Certifications

Khalil Center is a recognized and certified clinic for Islamically oriented psychotherapy by the International Association for Islamic Psychology (IAIP). Khalil Center’s leadership team, Dr. Hooman Keshavarzi, Dr Rania Awaad & Dr Fahad Khan also serve as fellows to the Association and participate in its annual conference. Traditional Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy (TIIP) is also a recognized modality of Islamic psychotherapy by the IAIP and those who complete Khalil Center’s certification in TIIP, would also be eligible to be certified as an Islamic psychotherapist through IAIP and would be enlisted in the registry on their website.

Khalil Center’s Pre-Doctoral Internship is accredited by the ‘Association of Psychology Post-Doctoral and Internship Centers’. This means that students in the final year of their clinical psychology doctoral education (pre-doctoral internship) can apply to Khalil Center through the Illinois Psychological Association’s Pre-Doctoral Internship Consortium (IPAPIC).

Academic Affiliations

Stanford University’s Muslims & Mental Health Lab

Khalil Center’s most important academic affiliation is with Stanford University’s Muslims & Mental Health lab. This is under the leadership of Dr. Rania Awaad, also the clinical director of KC Bay Area. Khalil Center’s Bay area clinic is affiliated with the lab which serves to help provide an academic and research home for Khalil Center. This relationship is consistent with KC’s orientation as a training site and research center, focused on improving its clinical efficacy and adherence to best practices of serving Muslim mental health that is data-driven.

Urban Youth Trauma Center – University of Illinois @ Chicago

Khalil Center Chicago is a key community partner of the Urban Youth Trauma Center (UYTC) under the leadership of Dr. Jaleel Abdul Adil. UYTC is a project predominately funded by SAMHSA that includes a key objective of addressing Muslim Mental Health. Our academic partnership affords KC to be a beneficiary of the agency consultations to ensure that KC is in line with the best practices of providing behavioral healthcare. Our program is consistently evaluated for improving our access for behavioral healthcare and optimizing service delivery is addressed through this partnership.

Ibn Haldun University (IHU) – Istanbul, Turkey

Ibn Haldun University  in Istanbul is a visionary Islamic University focusing on the social sciences, offering a uniquely integrated education that provides its students with an exposure to Western and Islamic traditions as it pertains to their subject matter of study. It is rooted in reviving the philosophical foundations of a holistic Islamic education designed to produce the ideal student (al-insan al-kamil). Such an integrated education focused on intellectual independence is designed to produce students that can navigate and impact the modern world.

Given the mutually shared visions between IHU & Khalil Center, Khalil Center & Ibn Khaldun University have partnered in offering both an academic track in Traditional Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy (TIIP) at the graduate school for clinical psychology and practical training for students interested in specializing in this modality of treatment.

Khalil Center is a psychological and spiritual community wellness center advancing the professional practice of psychology rooted in Islamic principles.

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