ISLAMIC PSYCHOLOGY IN THE WEST
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20TH JUNE 2013 | London Conference
Clients from Muslim backgrounds are increasingly using Mental Health and Psychological services in the West and can often present with varied explanatory models of mental distress. Traditionally, in the writings of Muslim Scholars, the term Nafs (self or soul) was used to denote individual personality and the term fitrah for human nature. Nafs encompassed a broad range of faculties including the qalb (heart), the ruh (spirit), the aql (intellect) and irada (will). In the West, Muslim practitioners have developed creative ways of adapting and providing psychological and psycho-spiritual interventions that is respectful and suited to Muslim values and belief system. 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.
This one day conference will bring together clinicians who have experience in providing social care interventions across fields. Learning points and good practice will be shared. The challenges experienced and possible limitations will also discussed.
Who Should attend?
This conference will be relevant to all professionals in the field of Mental Health and Social Care, including those from Local Authorities and NHS trusts across the UK, Social Workers, Approved Mental Health Professionals, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Counsellors, Early Intervention Teams, CPN’s, OT’s, Chaplains, Community Faith Leaders & Healers, Equality Leads, Community Development Workers, Service User Representatives, Charities, Third Sector, Educational Establishments, Academics and Policy makers.
In association with Alif Recordings
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