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 and over 23,000 responses from therapists. Our project, Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy within an Islamic Context, explores the processes and outcomes of an Islamically integrated psychotherapeutic approach used at Khalil Center, the largest provider of Muslim mental healthcare in the United States. To read more about the project as a whole, click here. To read more about Islamically integrated psychotherapy, click here. Chapter 7 in this publication describes the specific therapeutic approach under investigation. 


Multidisciplinary Research Team:

Fahad Khan, PsyD
Co-Principal Investigator
Deputy Director – Khalil Center

Carrie York Al-Karam, PhD
Co-Principal Investigator 
President – the Alkaram Institute

Hooman Keshavarzi, PsyD
Director – Khalil Center

Mawlana Bilal Ali Ansari
Faculty – Darul Qasim

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