Specialization Course: Islamically Integrated Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Specialization Series #2

Islamically Integrated Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Introduction to the course

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): Islamically integrated study- Practitioner’s course is a course designed for mental health practitioners including but not limited to psychologists, psychiatrists and counsellors. 

The course is designed primarily to acquaint the practitioners with CBT model in therapy with a case study. The benefit of acquiring knowledge and skill in any therapy model with the inclusion of a case study enables the students to learn how the model is applied upon the clients/patients. 

The course is divided into two parts. In the first part, the students will get familiarized with the CBT methodology in therapy practice, and in the second part they will be receive in-depth understanding of integration of Islamic perspective in the model of CBT.

Objectives of the course

  • To provide the students with an intensive learning experience whereby they will learn theory and practice of traditional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with the integration of Islamic teachings incorporating each step in detail.
  • To explore the history of CBT back in the time of Muslim golden era of science and technology and learn who the real pioneers are of this concept.
  • To acquaint the students with the application of CBT in the therapy sessions from evaluation session, session one till termination session
  • To acquire skill of conducting CBT approach through explanation of one case-study throughout the course to gain practical understanding.
  • Acquire training of writing a cognitive case-write up of a case/client.
  • Introduce the students with Islamically Integrated Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as an applied model for Muslim clients.

What to expect

Spiritual and Psychological Growth: Explore the theoretical basis of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy integrated 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.

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

This specialization is ideal for:

  • Psychologist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Social workers
  • Counsellors
  • Students of Psychology, Psychiatry, Social work, and Counselling

Units covered

Unit 1: Introduction to cognitive behavioral therapy

Unit 2: Overview of treatment & cognitive conceptualization

Unit 3: Structure of the first therapy session

Unit 4: Session 2 and beyond

Unit 5: Identifying automatic thoughts, emotions and core beliefs

Unit 6: Homework

Unit 7: Termination and relapse prevention

Unit 8: Cognitive case write-up

Unit 9: Introduction to Islamic Integrated Cognitive Behavioral Therapy IICBT

Unit 10: Therapist’s guide to Islamic Integrated Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


 A certificate of attendance will be given at the end of the program.

Important Note

Please note that this is a psychoeducational program and does not authorize any non-specialist to do therapy/counselling. Any such attempt by the individual is his/her own responsibility and Solace takes no responsibility for such an action.

Course duration

10 weeks


3:30 pm to 5:00 pm UTC Time

Commencement Date

First Class – 21st July 2024

Final Class – 22nd September 2024

Every Sunday

Investment: $199 $179

10% Early Bird Discount till the 16th July 2024

Only 30 seats available! Book your spot now


Amna Asghar

is an Islamic Counselling Psychologist at Solace Islamic Mental Health Services. She has an experience of conducting Islamic integrated CBT in her own counselling work for over a decade with successful remission rates, which she owes to the integration of Islam into the CBT methodology. She has developed teaching material of CBT approaches for mood disorders for International Open University. She is eager to teach and train individuals seeking to acquire careers in the field of CBT, with emphasis on integrating Islamic teachings with the mainstream CBT methodology.