Islamic Counselling And Psychology – Level 2

Islamic Counselling And Psychology – Level 2

About The Course

Islamic Psychology and Counselling Level 2 provides an exclusive opportunity for students of foundational knowledge to develop it into an advanced understanding of Psychology and Counselling from an Islamic perspective. Those who have completed AlBalagh Counselling and Psychology Level 1 are eligible to enrol for this course.

Students will strengthen both their theoretical and practical knowledge and the skills pertaining to it. It takes an advanced approach to Islamic counselling and the principles to underpin various forms of talking therapy rather than conventional psychological therapies. The course aims to support the development of counselling skills in the wider Muslim community to enable the adequate provision of cure to individuals suffering through psychological distress, as well as to provide a faith-based, holistic model for those who practise counselling as a profession.

Students will learn and apply the philosophy and methodology of psychology from an Islamic perspective. The course presents a faith-based theoretical understanding of psychological well-being and support, and development of excellent counselling skills in the community to deal with complex patients. Furthermore, students will learn the practical ways of working with mentally distressed individuals and understanding where a specialist referral is required.

This is an unprecedented course, delivered by Muslim Psychologists, Psychotherapists and counsellors from diverse backgrounds, who specialise in Islamic psychological therapy.

The course will cover broad key concepts within Islamic Psychology, develop an advanced understanding of psychological approaches and the enhancement of counselling skills to support those with difficulties, within the Islamic framework.

The course is catered for anyone who has an interest in Islamic Psychology and supporting people in the community. Islamic Psychology and Counselling Level 2 will provide a progressive and broad overview of each area with relevant and challenging concepts.

Course Team

SHAYKH G.HUSSEIN RASSOOL

Shaykh G.Hussein Rassool

(Director of Studies, Department of Islamic Psychology, Psychotherapy & Counselling)

Dr Mahbub Khan

Dr Mahbub Khan

( Principal Clinical Psychologist.BSc (Hons), PGCE, PG Cert, D Clin Psy (Doctorate in Clinical Psychology),C Psychol, AFBPsS )

SHAYKH G.HUSSEIN RASSOOL

Shaykh Saeed Nasser

(Integrative Counsellor)

Dr Mahbub Khan

Dr. Hasan Waheed

( Guest Lecturer at Albalagh Academy )

SHAYKH G.HUSSEIN RASSOOL

Shaykh Idris Watts

(Arabic Teacher, Yorkshire & Lancashire, UK)

SHAYKH G.HUSSEIN RASSOOL

Abdul Hafeez Passwala

(Herbalist & Raaqi)

Professor Abdur Rasjid Skinner

Professor Abdur Rasjid Skinner

(Clinical Director .BA(Dunelm), MSc, FRAI, C Psychol, AFBPsS)

AT A GLANCE

Duration: 6 Months

24 Live Online Sessions

Saturdays : 2:00PM - 3:30PM (London, UK)

Video Recordings Available

Digital Certificate

From £33.33/Month

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Starts on  11th May 2024.

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10th May 2024

 

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MAIN MODULES

Courses In This Programme

MODULE

1

Foundation of Islāmic counselling and psychotherapy

Foundation of Islāmic counselling and psychotherapy

MODULE

2

Islāmic counselling and psychotherapy: From psychology to faith

Islāmic counselling and psychotherapy: From psychology to faith

MODULE

3

The Fitrah: Nature of Human and Personality Development

The Fitrah: Nature of Human and Personality Development

MODULE

4

Illuminating the psyche: An Introduction to psychoanalytic therapy

Illuminating the psyche: An Introduction to psychoanalytic therapy

MODULE

5

Harmony and dissonance: Jungian therapy and Islāmic psychotherapy

Harmony and dissonance: Jungian therapy and Islāmic psychotherapy

MODULE

6

Humanistic therapy: Re-envisioned through an Islāmic perspective

Humanistic therapy: Re-envisioned through an Islāmic perspective

MODULE

7

Islāmic  insights into cognitive behaviour therapy: Path to healing mind, soul, and behaviour [Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: An Islamic Perspective]

Islāmic  insights into cognitive behaviour therapy: Path to healing mind, soul, and behaviour [Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: An Islamic Perspective]

MODULE

8

Uniting faith and therapy: The Islāmic perspective on solution-focused brief

Uniting faith and therapy: The Islāmic perspective on solution-focused brief

MODULE

9

Sacred bonds and marital challenges Islāmic-oriented marital therapy [Marriage and Pre-Marriage & Marital Therapy]

Sacred bonds and marital challenges Islāmic-oriented marital therapy [Marriage and Pre-Marriage & Marital Therapy]

MODULE

10

Narrative therapy through the Islāmic lens.

Narrative therapy through the Islāmic lens.

MODULE

11

Hope therapy: Finding Strength in Faith

Hope therapy: Finding Strength in Faith

MODULE

12

Journey through the night: An Islāmic approach to dream interpretation

Journey through the night: An Islāmic approach to dream interpretation

MODULE

13

Mental Health Problems and psychopathology

Mental Health Problems and psychopathology

MODULE

14

Understanding the Muslim Client & Assessment

Understanding the Muslim Client & Assessment

MODULE

15

Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and therapy [Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and Behavioural Therapies (Practical-Case Studies)]

Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and therapy [Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and Behavioural Therapies (Practical-Case Studies)]

MODULE

16

Evil, eye, Jinn possession and Black magic

Evil, eye, Jinn possession and Black magic

MODULE

17

Jinn Possession & Psychosis

Jinn Possession & Psychosis

MODULE

18

Islamic Models of Resilience and Prevention of Mental Illness

Islamic Models of Resilience and Prevention of Mental Illness

MODULE

19

The Siraat Al-Islāmic Psychotherapy Practice Model

The Siraat Al-Islāmic Psychotherapy Practice Model

MODULE

20

Case studies presentation and discussion [Dealing with “Possessed Patients (Practical- Case Studies)]

Case studies presentation and discussion [Dealing with “Possessed Patients (Practical- Case Studies)]

MODULE

21

Case studies presentation and discussion

Case studies presentation and discussion

MODULE

22

Case studies presentation and discussion

Case studies presentation and discussion

MODULE

23

The Future of Islamic Models of Psychotherapy and Career in Islamic Psychology and Counselling [The Future of the Theory of Islamic Models of Psychotherapy (Theory)]

The Future of Islamic Models of Psychotherapy and Career in Islamic Psychology and Counselling [The Future of the Theory of Islamic Models of Psychotherapy (Theory)]

Course Overview

The course aims to provide both a more advanced approach to Islamic Psychology and a multi-modal approach to a diverse variety of psychological difficulties within an Islamic framework. The course will also offer skills-based approach in developing the counselling skills of everyday people who support people in various roles in the community. This includes those involved in mentoring and offering pastoral support in mosques, schools, colleges, madrasas, hospitals and in community centers. The course provides both theory and case-based practical advice on some of the most common and challenging issues for Muslims with respect to psychological difficulties. Some of the topics that will be addressed are as follows:

 

  • Introduction to the Course and overview of Islamic Psychology and Counselling in contrast to conventional secular models.
  • Family Psychology and Counselling related to Psychology of Children & Young People and Marital Issues
  • Social Psychology, Counselling and Muslim Society in conjunction with Islamic Psychological Approaches to Gender Roles and Role of Social Support
  • Mental Health and the Muslim Patient – Islamic Models of Resilience and Prevention of Mental Illness especially in relation to Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders as well as Mood Disorder
  • Islamic Psychology and the Paranormal, dealing with Jinn Possession and Psychosis and Black Magic
  • Future Prospects of Islamic Psychology and Counselling and Integrating Islamic Models to Conventional Approaches

Key Objectives

The Key Objectives Of This Course Are:

  • Identify and describe the diverse Islamic models of Islamic Psychology.
  • Distinguish culturally relative factors from universal factors in
    Conventional psychology.
  • Describe the therapeutic relationship from an Islamic perspective.
  • Develop counselling skills within an Islamic framework in supporting
    people with distress
  • Understand the management of a wide variety of psychological
    difficulties including anger, anxiety, paranormal, psychosis and
    depression from an Islamic Perspective
  • Understanding advanced Islamic psychological principles in helping those
    in distress using case studies.
  • To provide a forum and interpersonal contact between the Muslim public, Psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors and Muslim Scholars (Ulama) and other expert academics, in order to build a network of support and resource for the future.

Learning Outcomes

Upon Completion Of This Course, The Students Will:

  • Gain advanced knowledge and practical skills that will enable them to become better informed about Islamic Psychology and understanding psychological distress within an Islamic framework.
  • Develop skills in working with those in distress within an Islamic framework.
  • Understand where people may require specialist intervention and support.
  • Have the opportunity to discuss challenging questions with a team whom have a wide range of expertise in the field.

COURSE DETAILS

ENTRY REQUIREMENT

The aspiring students should either:

  • Have completed Al Balagh Islamic Psychology and Counselling – Level 1 online course.
  • Have a diploma or bachelor’s degree.
  • Professional psychology practitioners

The programme is exclusively tailored for advanced students, to provide them with an opportunity to develop advanced expertise in Islamic Psychology and Counselling in a short period. Currently, we are accepting enrollments for Level 1 and 2, but If you are interested in a long-term Degree Level course and have prior qualification in the field, then kindly contact our communication team on +44 7397 903767 to save your interest for our Level 3 programme.

Completely Online: Online education has enabled pursuing almost every course and programme easy. Students can attend the live classes from the comfort of their home and complete their sacred journey of Islamic learning without compromising on other commitments.

Online Learning Activities: Students can get access to the course content and complete the coursework from anywhere and at any time. Online learning activities ensure notable progress in students’ knowledge of the course content and adds to the final score.

Practical Hours 

After completing the live interactive online sessions, students are required to complete 20 practical hours as an observer under any certified counselling practitioner. One may have to find the practitioner in their locality and submit the observations in the format provided by Al Balagh. If required, the Academy will assist you with the contacts of practitioners; however, the final choice remains yours.

Mobile App: Students can attend lectures, watch recordings and complete their learning activities on the go with MyAlBalagh mobile App.

Students need to complete all the assessments based on the lectures given via live online sessions to complete the course successfully. There will be a graded final exam at the end of each level, and upon the successful completion of Islamic Psychology and Counselling – Level 2 Course, students can apply for our upcoming long-term Degree level course on clinical psychology.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are Al Balagh courses recognised or accredited?

Al Balagh courses do not provide an externally accredited or recognised qualification. Our own expert team works at the course content. With over 40000+ learners, we are continuously growing and our vision is to make Al Balagh qualifications renowned worldwide through our expert team, without seeking formal accreditation or recognition from external institutional bodies.

How is this online course structured?

Our online course comprises live interactive online sessions, pre-recorded videos, online course material that include, presentations, reading material & online learning activities. Students may ask questions and get their doubts cleared from their respective lecturers, if any. Our dedicated academic support team will assist you as required.

When will I have access to the online course material?

Upon successful enrollment, you will get access to ILM Portal (our advanced online learning portal) within 24 hours. (login details and important contact information will be provided on your registered email address)

Will I get notification for live sessions?

You will be able to view all course wise live session details including joining links on your ILM Portal calendar.Weekly email reminders are also sent out on your registered email address. If you find any difficulty with the link/calendar please contact us immediately via  Email: [email protected] or by Phone: +447946835578 . Our dedicated support team will ensure that your problem gets resolved at the earliest

Is it mandatory to attend live sessions?

Attending live sessions, while not mandatory for course progression, is strongly encouraged. Prominent scholars and educators highlight the unique value of live attendance, emphasizing its role in the authentic transfer of knowledge. Live participation fosters an interactive learning environment, allowing for real-time questions, discussions, and clarifications that are not as easily replicated through recorded materials. This live engagement is seen as essential for a deeper understanding and connection to the subject matter, echoing the tradition and Adab of scholarly learning.

I missed a live session. Can I get the video recordings?

If you miss a live session, don't worry! You can access the recorded sessions, presentations, and relevant materials on your course dashboard within 24-48 hours after the live class is delivered. Our admin team uploads the content promptly so you can catch up on what you missed and be well-prepared for the next live class. Simply log in to the ILM Student portal and find the materials under the respective course section if you miss a scheduled live lecture.

Can I download the video recordings on my device (Desktop/Laptop/Mobile/Tab)?

We understand that having constant access to educational content is important for our students. However, to maintain the integrity and security of our course materials, videos are not available for download directly from the Learning Management System (LMS). We ensure that our LMS is accessible at all times and from various devices, allowing you to study at your convenience, wherever you have internet access. If you have any concerns about accessing the materials or need assistance with the LMS, please do not hesitate to contact our support team for help.

I have doubts but I cannot attend the live session. Any other way to ask my questions?

For any doubts or discussions, join the dedicated Course WhatsApp Groups where you can engage with peers for question clarification and discussions. Course instructors may be part of these groups at their discretion. If you need to contact a specific instructor, please reach out to the Admin Team.

How do I interact with my classmates?

You can interact with your classmates on our WhatsApp Groups exclusive for the course students. To join the official WhatsApp group, log in to your course on https://ilm.albalaghacademy.org/  and access the "Join Official WhatsApp Group'' tab. Go to Start → Sessions → Welcome Aboard: Course Introduction → Join Official WhatsApp Group 

Joining the group will allow you to connect with fellow course students for discussions and updates.

What is the process for reaching out to the instructor?

For inquiries about instructor contact information, please reach out to the course administrator directly. Instructor details will be shared only with their explicit consent. However, participants are encouraged to connect through group discussions.

( Please note, they often have demanding schedules and may not always be able to address individual queries. We encourage you to attend live sessions and utilize the Q&A period for questions. For queries post-lecture, feel free to contact our administrators, and we will do our best to assist. Responses from instructors will depend on their availability. Thank you for your understanding.)

When will the final exam be held?

The Final Exam will be held at the end of the course(approximately one month after the final live lecture of the course) and will be a Graded And Timed Exam.

How long will I have access to the online course(s)?

The duration of access to paid online courses varies depending on the program length:

  • Courses lasting 4/6 months (12/16 sessions): 1 year access
  • Courses lasting 9-12 months (24-30 sessions): 2 year access

Please note that these durations apply specifically to our paid courses.

I am facing trouble signing into the “ILM” Online Student portal. What should I do?

In case you find any trouble accessing your account, then please contact us immediately via  email: [email protected] or by phone: +447946835578 . Our dedicated support team will ensure that your problem gets resolved at the earliest. The time taken to resolve issues depends on the team's availability and working hours. We guarantee prompt resolution of your queries. Please be aware that it typically takes around 24 hours to resolve any technical issues.

How can I apply for the Al Balagh Scholarship?

Al Balagh Academy values seekers of knowledge more than anything. Please visit  here to apply for a scholarship. Our team will assess your application and respond in 2 - 3 working days.

What is the course grading policy?

Our course grading policy is designed to ensure a comprehensive understanding and mastery of the subject matter. To successfully pass, students are required to achieve a minimum grade of 40% across all courses. Here's how your performance will be evaluated:

  • Weekly Assessment Exams (60% of total points): Throughout the course, you will encounter approximately 5-6  online objective assessments aimed at testing your understanding and honing your skills. These weekly checkpoints are pivotal in tracking your progress and ensuring you're on the right path.
  • Course Final Exam (40% of total points): The culmination of your learning journey is marked by the course final exam. This decisive assessment evaluates your grasp of the entire course content.
  • Achieving a score of 40% or above is essential to pass the course. This balanced approach between regular assessments and a comprehensive final exam ensures that you not only retain information but also apply your knowledge effectively.
When do I receive the course certificate ?
Following successful course completion, you will be eligible to receive your digital certificate of achievement. To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:
Completion of All Course Modules: Full engagement with all designated course materials, including readings, assignments, and assessments, is mandatory.

Attainment of the Minimum Passing Threshold: A minimum grade of 40% is required to qualify for the certificate of achievement.

Who do I contact if I still have doubts related to my courses ?

If you have questions or need assistance during your journey, our dedicated support team is here for you. Your success is our priority. Please be patient as our team works round the clock to provide support.

📞 Admissions Team( Payment, Scholarships, Enrollment, or information about New Courses):

🚀 Short-Term Course Support (Assessment, Course-related, or IT-Technical issues):

Is there a mobile app for accessing my courses ?

Maximize your learning flexibility with our newly updated mobile app! Enjoy seamless access to your courses anytime, anywhere. Click on the links below to download the app tailored to your device:

Dive into a world of convenient and accessible learning today!

Are Al Balagh courses recognised or accredited?

Al Balagh courses do not provide an externally accredited or recognised qualification. Our own expert team works at the course content. With over 40000+ learners, we are continuously growing and our vision is to make Al Balagh qualifications renowned worldwide through our expert team, without seeking formal accreditation or recognition from external institutional bodies.

How is this online course structured?

Our online course comprises live interactive online sessions, pre-recorded videos, online course material that include, presentations, reading material & online learning activities. Students may ask questions and get their doubts cleared from their respective lecturers, if any. Our dedicated academic support team will assist you as required.

When will I have access to the online course material?

Upon successful enrollment, you will get access to ILM Portal (our advanced online learning portal) within 24 hours. (login details and important contact information will be provided on your registered email address)

Will I get notification for live sessions?

You will be able to view all course wise live session details including joining links on your ILM Portal calendar. Weekly email reminders are also sent out on your registered email address. If you find any difficulty with the link/calendar please contact us immediately via  Email: [email protected] or by Phone: +447946835578 . Our dedicated support team will ensure that your problem gets resolved at the earliest

Is it mandatory to attend live sessions?

Attending live sessions, while not mandatory for course progression, is strongly encouraged. Prominent scholars and educators highlight the unique value of live attendance, emphasizing its role in the authentic transfer of knowledge. Live participation fosters an interactive learning environment, allowing for real-time questions, discussions, and clarifications that are not as easily replicated through recorded materials. This live engagement is seen as essential for a deeper understanding and connection to the subject matter, echoing the tradition and Adab of scholarly learning.

I missed a live session. Can I get the video recordings?

If you miss a live session, don't worry! You can access the recorded sessions, presentations, and relevant materials on your course dashboard within 24-48 hours after the live class is delivered. Our admin team uploads the content promptly so you can catch up on what you missed and be well-prepared for the next live class. Simply log in to the ILM Student portal and find the materials under the respective course section if you miss a scheduled live lecture.

Can I download the video recordings on my device (Desktop/Laptop/Mobile/Tab)?

We understand that having constant access to educational content is important for our students. However, to maintain the integrity and security of our course materials, videos are not available for download directly from the Learning Management System (LMS). We ensure that our LMS is accessible at all times and from various devices, allowing you to study at your convenience, wherever you have internet access. If you have any concerns about accessing the materials or need assistance with the LMS, please do not hesitate to contact our support team for help.

I have doubts but I cannot attend the live session. Any other way to ask my questions?

For any doubts or discussions, join the dedicated Course WhatsApp Groups where you can engage with peers for question clarification and discussions. Course instructors may be part of these groups at their discretion. If you need to contact a specific instructor, please reach out to the Admin Team.

How do I interact with my classmates?

You can interact with your classmates on our WhatsApp Groups exclusive for the course students. To join the official WhatsApp group, log in to your course on https://ilm.albalaghacademy.org/  and access the "Join Official WhatsApp Group'' tab. Go to Start → Sessions → Welcome Aboard: Course Introduction → Join Official WhatsApp Group 

Joining the group will allow you to connect with fellow course students for discussions and updates.

What is the process for reaching out to the instructor?

For inquiries about instructor contact information, please reach out to the course administrator directly. Instructor details will be shared only with their explicit consent. However, participants are encouraged to connect through group discussions.

( Please note, they often have demanding schedules and may not always be able to address individual queries. We encourage you to attend live sessions and utilize the Q&A period for questions. For queries post-lecture, feel free to contact our administrators, and we will do our best to assist. Responses from instructors will depend on their availability. Thank you for your understanding.)

When will the final exam be held?

The Final Exam will be held at the end of the course (approximately one month after the final live lecture of the course) and will be a Graded And Timed Exam.

How long will I have access to the online course?

The duration of access to paid online courses varies depending on the program length:

  • Courses lasting 4/6 months (12/16 sessions): 1 year access
  • Courses lasting 9-12 months (24-30 sessions): 2 year access

Please note that these durations apply specifically to our paid courses.

I am facing trouble signing into the “ILM” Online Student portal. What should I do?

In case you find any trouble accessing your account, then please contact us immediately via  email: [email protected] or by phone: +447946835578 . Our dedicated support team will ensure that your problem gets resolved at the earliest. The time taken to resolve issues depends on the team's availability and working hours. We guarantee prompt resolution of your queries. Please be aware that it typically takes around 24 hours to resolve any technical issues.

How can I apply for the Al Balagh Scholarship?

Al Balagh Academy values seekers of knowledge more than anything. Please visit  here to apply for a scholarship. Our team will assess your application and respond in 2 - 3 working days.

What is the course grading policy?

Our course grading policy is designed to ensure a comprehensive understanding and mastery of the subject matter. To successfully pass, students are required to achieve a minimum grade of 40% across all courses. Here's how your performance will be evaluated:

  • Weekly Assessment Exams (60% of total points): Throughout the course, you will encounter approximately 5-6  online objective assessments aimed at testing your understanding and honing your skills. These weekly checkpoints are pivotal in tracking your progress and ensuring you're on the right path.
  • Course Final Exam (40% of total points): The culmination of your learning journey is marked by the course final exam. This decisive assessment evaluates your grasp of the entire course content.
  • Achieving a score of 40% or above is essential to pass the course. This balanced approach between regular assessments and a comprehensive final exam ensures that you not only retain information but also apply your knowledge effectively.
When do I receive the course certificate?
Following successful course completion, you will be eligible to receive your digital certificate of achievement. To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:
Completion of All Course Modules: Full engagement with all designated course materials, including readings, assignments, and assessments, is mandatory.

Attainment of the Minimum Passing Threshold: A minimum grade of 40% is required to qualify for the certificate of achievement.

Who do I contact if I still have doubts related to my courses?

If you have questions or need assistance during your journey, our dedicated support team is here for you. Your success is our priority. Please be patient as our team works round the clock to provide support.

📞 Admissions Team( Payment, Scholarships, Enrollment, or information about New Courses):

🚀 Short-Term Course Support (Assessment, Course-related, or IT-Technical issues):

Is there a mobile app for accessing my courses?

Maximize your learning flexibility with our newly updated mobile app! Enjoy seamless access to your courses anytime, anywhere. Click on the links below to download the app tailored to your device:

Dive into a world of convenient and accessible learning today!

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