Carrie York Al-Karam, PhD​

Dr. Carrie York Al-Karam is founder and president of the Alkaram Institute. Her areas of interest include Islamic psychology, spiritually integrated psychotherapy, and virtue/character development from an Islamic perspective. She is an associate editor for a number of peer-reviewed journals including APA’s Spirituality in Clinical Practice as well as the Middle East Journal of Positive Psychology. Her edited books are Mental Health and Psychological Practice in the United Arab Emirates (2015), Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy: Uniting Faith and Professional Practice (2018), a children’s character development book called Maya and the Seven Limbs (2020), and a forthcoming textbook on Islamic psychology. Having lived outside her native United States for nearly 17 years in various countries, she and her family are now setting down roots in Roanoke, Virginia. In her free time she enjoys jogging, traveling, and spending time with loved ones.