EVENT: Islamic Psychology Conference

From the publication of Professor Malik Badri’s, The Dilemma of Muslim Psychologists, in the1970s, there has been an increasing awareness...

From the publication of Professor Malik Badri’s, The Dilemma of Muslim Psychologists, in the1970s, there has been an increasing awareness in the Muslim world of the culturally relative and sometimes critical elements in the Psychology that has developed in ‘the West’. From this awareness has developed work on Islamic perspectives on Clinical Psychology and therapy.

+ 27th/28th July

This conference aims to explore and debate the critical perspectives, themes and concepts that underpin ‘Muslim Psychology’ in theory and therapeutic practice; and how these might relate to ‘mainstream’ psychological and mental health services in the UK

What’s Wrong with Mainstream ‘Western’ Psychological Therapies?
- Professor Rasjid Skinner (Chair & Introduction), Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Bradford District Care Trust & Visiting Professor of Clinical Psychology, Univ. of Karachi.

Cultural Adaptation of Psychotherapy: A New Applied Comprehensive Approach to Islamic Systematic Desensitisation Therapy
- Malik Badri, Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychology of the International Islamic University, Malaysia.

Muslim Views on Mental Health and Psychology
- Stephen Weatherhead, Chartered Clinical Psychologist & Clinical Tutor and Lecturer in Research Methods, Division of Health Research, Lancaster University.

CBT & Islam
- Rukshana Arshad, Clinical Psychologist, Bradford District NHS Care Trust.

Muslim Mental Health Context: Problems, Strategies and Solutions
- Stephen Maynard, Chair of the Lateef Project and a partner in Stephen Maynard & Associate.

Delivering Islamic Counselling: Case studies from Sakoon Muslim Counselling Service
- Ayesha Aslam, Integrative Psychotherapist, Psychologist and Islamic Counsellor.

Strategies for Developing Religio-Cultural Sensitive Addiction Treatment for Muslims
- Lynne Ali-Northcott, Addiction Counsellor at Nafas, a culturally sensitive drug project in East London, working mainly with Bangladeshi Muslims.

Who Should attend?
This conference will be relevant to anyone interested in the field of Islamic Psychology as well as all professionals, including those from Local Authorities and NHS trusts across the UK, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Counsellors, Early Intervention Teams, CPN’s, OT’s, Social Workers, Chaplains, Community Faith Leaders & Healers, Equality Leads, Community Development Workers, Service User Representatives, Charities, Third Sector, Educational Establishments, Academics and Policy makers.

27th July 2011 / London

The Resource Centre
356 Holloway Road
N7 6PA


28th July 2011 / Manchester

British Muslim Heritage Centre
College Road
Whalley Range
M16 8BP

For more information contact: 
Ahmed Qureshi (conference co-ordinator) tel. 07540 356 526
email us on: or visit us on


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