Month: June 2019

Bridges Consortium Big-Data Project on Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapies

The Alkaram Institute, in partnership with Khalil Center, is honored part of the Bridges Consortium big-data research projected funded by the John Templeton Foundation and Brigham Young University entitled Bringing Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapies into the Healthcare Mainstream. This $3.5 million dollar grant is the largest project to date on this topic. Our project, Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy within an …

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Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy: Uniting Faith and Professional Practice.

Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy (IIP) is a modern approach or orientation to psychotherapy that integrates Islamic teachings, principles, philosophies, and/or interventions with Western therapeutic approaches. In this edited volume, scholar-practitioners in the applied field of Islamic psychology describe the various ways in which they practice this integrated form of psychotherapy (Templeton Press, 2018). Introduction | Carrie York …

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The Seven Limbs: An Islamic Character Development Intervention

Key Words: Behavior modification, Islamic Psychology, Positive Psychology, Character Development, Virtues, Wisdom. Background Positive psychology is strengths-oriented, forward-looking, skills-based, and oriented towards growth (Lambert D’raven, Moliver, & Thompson, 2014) and involves the deployment of various pathways of actions, thoughts, attention, and other intentional abilities by which greater states of well-being can be constructed (Lambert, Pasha-Zaidi, Passmore, …

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Initiative on Deep Poverty

The Alkaram Institute supports the American Psychological Association’s Deep Poverty Initiative (DPI), led by APA’s current president Dr. Rosie Philips Davis. The aims of the DPI are to:  Change attitudes and perceptions: Utilize psychological science (along with related communications science in framing and persuasion) to challenge biases, stereotypes, prejudicial attitudes, and narratives about people living …

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Suicide: An Islamically-Integrated Approach to Prevention and Care

    Dr. Khalid Elzamzamy, MD Suicide is a multi-faceted global phenomenon that is frequently viewed as a manifestation of the interaction of many factors including mental illness, social injustice, and weakness of faith. Suicide is also a public mental health challenge. This project focuses on how suicide and life-threatening behaviors are conceptualized and approached …

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