What is TIIP?
Traditional Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy
TIIP is a therapeutic framework that is an ever-evolving modality of psychological treatment originally published by Keshavarzi, H & Haque, A in 2013. Since then, there has been further research directed at developing this framework. TIIP is the culmination of Khalil Center’s research on psychological treatment conducted by its interdisciplinary team consisting of dually trained professionals and Islamic scholars. The TIIP model offers a framework for integrating contemporary behavioral science into an inherently Islamic framework. The foundations of this model are rooted in an Islamic epistemological and ontological framework.
The practice applications of this model are through techniques that are of two types:
Inherently Islamic approaches of psychotherapy inspired by the Qur’an, Sunnah, and the spiritual sciences (taziyah, tasawwuf).
Adaptation and integration of mainstream interventions that are consistent with the foundations and principles of Traditional Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy (TIIP).
Goals of TIIP
In Traditional Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy (TIIP), there are four overarching goals of the psychotherapeutic encounter:
Inkishāf - introspective self-discovery
Inqiyād - engendering treatment compliance & motivation
I’tidāl - equilibrium in all aspects of life
Ittiḥād - holistic integration
Interventions are designed to utilize these principles and specifically target the elements of the TIIP ontological framework of the human psyche:
ʿAql - cognition
Nafs - behavioral inclinations
Rūḥ - spirit
Iḥsās or emotions
Applying Islamic Principles to Clinical Mental Health Care: Introducing TIIP
Introduction into TIIP. To better acquaint yourself with the TIIP modality, make sure to order our published textbook: