Carrie York

Islamic Psychology Research Fellowship

The Islamic Psychology Research Fellowship (online) advances the Islamic Psychology body of knowledge by supporting graduate students anywhere in the world doing their masters thesis or doctoral dissertation on Islamic Psychology but whose home university does not have faculty with the requisite expertise. We provide mentorship and help the student through all phases of their project, …

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Islamic Psychology in the United States

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION!!! Submission deadline: November 15, 2020. carrie.york@alkaraminstitute.org and carrieyork21@hotmail.com Dr. Carrie York Al-Karam, president of the Alkaram Institute, is writing a book chapter on Islamic Psychology in the United States for a forthcoming edited volume by Dr. Amber Haque and Dr. Abdallah Rothman entitled Islamic Psychology Around the Globe: Challenges and Prospects to be published …

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12th Annual Muslim Mental Health Conference 10-12 July 2020

Islamic Psychology and a Life Well Lived: A Discussion with Author, Editor, Scholar, and Retired Licensed Professional Counselor Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar In this brief “fire-side chat”, Dr. Carrie York Al-Karam, president of the Alkaram Institute, interviews one of the most prolific Muslim writers of our time – Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar – who, at the wise …

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Alkaram Institute signs MOU with Effat University. November 2019

The Alkaram Institute signed an MOU with Effat University on November 28th, 2019 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Al-Karam and other members of the Alkaram Institute (Farah Lodi, Sarah Albani,  and Sarmad Ahmed) attended and/or gave presentations on Islamic Psychology. Members of the Alkaram team – Dr. Carrie York Al-Karam, Farah Lodi, Sarah Albani, Sarmad …

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Bridges Consortium Big-Data Project on Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapies

The Alkaram Institute, in partnership with Khalil Center, is 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, with over 30,000 responses from clients …

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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 …

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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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