KC 3: Introducing Traditional Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy (TIIP): Foundations of an Islamic Orientation to Psychotherapy
This is the third session in the 6-session Khalil Center Educational Series.
This presentation provides an overview of Traditional Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy (TIIP) which is a therapeutic framework that is an ever-evolving modality of psychological treatment originally published by Keshavarzi, H & Haque, A in 2013. Since then, there has been further research directed at developing this framework. TIIP is the culmination of research on psychological treatment conducted by interdisciplinary teams consisting of dually trained professionals and Islamic scholars. The TIIP model offers a framework for integrating contemporary behavioral science into an inherently Islamic framework. The foundations of this model are rooted in an Islamic epistemological and ontological framework.
The practice applications of this model are of two types of interventional techniques: 1) inherently Islamic approaches of psychotherapy inspired by the Qur’an, Prophetic Tradition and the traditions of the scholars particularly of the spiritual sciences such as contemplation, supplications etc. and 2) adaptation and integration of established mainstream interventions that are consistent with the foundations and principles of Traditional Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy (TIIP).
This approach is not a strictly regimented or manualized therapeutic modality but rather provides general theoretical directions and insights on integrating the Islamic spiritual tradition into psychotherapeutic practice. It provides a framework that allows for an integration that is rooted in the Islamic tradition and is growing model of care that is continuously developing through ongoing interdisciplinary research.
In this presentation, the foundations of TIIP will be provided outlining its assumptions about health/pathology, human drives, elements of the human psyche, the principles and mechanisms of psychological change. Specific case applications will be provided as an illustration of its clinical applicability.