Specialization Course: Islamically Integrated Positive Psychology

Specialization Series #1

Islamically Integrated Positive Psychology

Introduction to Course:

Islamically integrated positive psychology is an approach towards psychological wellbeing that acknowledges current and past negative experiences whilst allowing space for positive experiences in the present and future alongside this. Using an Islamically informed approach to positive psychology, we understand and draw upon techniques grounded in the Quran and Sunnah. 

Objectives of course:

        Learn and understand the underlying theory behind how and why key concepts of positive psychology work.

         Be able to identify the ways in which positive psychology concepts are rooted within the Qur’an and Sunnah.

         Understand ways positive psychology  can be applied in different ways – for personal development, supporting others in counselling, coaching, or similar, and research.

         To be able to use practical skills in positive psychology by applying theory into practice.

         Completing and using interactive worksheets/journal/reflections for personal or professional use.

         Adapt positive psychology techniques to work with different client groups

         Adapting positive psychology techniques to compliment various therapeutic orientations 

What to Expect: 

Spiritual and Psychological Growth: Learn the foundational concepts of positive psychology paired with Islamic teachings.

Actionable Insights: Receive tools and strategies that are practically applicable and spiritually enriching.

Interactive Learning: Engage in discussions and practical activities to apply these insights effectively.

Certificate Provided: Upon successful completion, receive a certificate acknowledging your proficiency in Islamically Integrated Positive Psychology.

Community Building: Connect with a like-minded community interested in a faith-based approach to psychology.

This specialization is ideal for:

Individuals seeking deeper self-understanding and spiritual growth.

Psychology professionals looking to integrate faith with their therapeutic practices.

Anyone curious about how Islamic perspectives can enhance psychological well-being.

Modules covered:

Module 1: What is positive psychology?

Module 2: Principles of Positive Islamic Psychology

Module 3: Positive Islamic Psychology model

Module 4: Positive psychology in the Qur’an and Sunnah

Module 5: Positive psychology key concepts (building resilience, hope, gratitude, optimism, flourishing, flow)

Module 6: Positive psychology techniques I (benefit finding, compassion, mindfulness)

Module 7: Positive psychology techniques II (cultivating positive emotions, broaden and build, savouring the positive, identifying character strengths)

Module 8:  Positive psychology in group vs individual settings, adapting and using positive psychology techniques in different therapeutic orientations.

Module 9: Positive psychology for specific client groups (family, addiction, eating disorders, anxiety, depression)

Module 10: Current directions and the future of Islamically integrated positive psychology

Course duration – 2.5 months 

Timings 6:00 am UTC to 7:30 am UTC 

Date: 22nd June 2024 – 7th September 2024 (with a 2 week summer break)

Every Saturdays

Investment: $199 $159

20% OFF till the 18th June 2024

Intake is open now!

Instructor

Hannah Morris

is originally from the UK and is working as a Senior Lecturer and Instructor at the International Open University (IOU). She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a Masters in Health Psychology and is currently completing her PhD. She has over 10 years of experience working in health and social care settings in the UK, USA and Ireland. She has primarily worked in secure psychiatric hospitals housing adults with enduring mental health problems and forensic histories, and in residential settings for children and adolescents with behavioral and emotional difficulties.