“Therapeutic Khalil” Training in Islamic Psychology

Comprehensive online training for those who are not professionally trained as psychological therapists to support the spiritual and emotional well-being of our community.

“Therapeutic Khalil” Training in Islamic Psychology

About The Course

The Therapeutic Khalil course is a new innovative course introduced by Ihsaan (a specialised Islamic Psychological Therapy Service) in collaboration with Al Balagh. It is a comprehensive course that helps support those who are not professionally trained as psychological therapists to continue to develop their knowledge and skills to support the spiritual and emotional well-being of our community.

The Therapeutic Khalil course has been designed by leading Muslim Psychological therapists who have a keen understanding of challenges faced by our diverse Muslim communities and how being a good Therapeutic Khalil to your fellow citizens is a duty for every Muslim. Individuals don’t always require professional psychological intervention but instead, the community should continue to develop structures to support one another especially given the challenges in modern times that have impacted on such community structures.

The course will only be available to those students who have completed and passed the Al Balagh Islamic Counselling and Psychology – Level 1

The course will be tutored by leading Muslim clinical psychologists and counsellors from Ihsaan and their partners. Ihsaan is a certified clinic of the International Association of Islamic Psychology.

Course Team

Mufti-Syed-Waliullah-Abrar-Qasmi

Professor Rasjid Skinner

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

Mufti-Syed-Waliullah-Abrar-Qasmi

Dr.Mahbub Khan

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

Mufti-Syed-Waliullah-Abrar-Qasmi

Aishah Kiran

(Counsellor,BSc (Hons))

Mufti-Syed-Waliullah-Abrar-Qasmi

Saeed Nasser

(Integrative Counsellor)

Mufti-Syed-Waliullah-Abrar-Qasmi

Zahir Ahmed

(Counsellor)

Mufti-Syed-Waliullah-Abrar-Qasmi

Madiha Ashraf

(Counsellor)

Mufti-Syed-Waliullah-Abrar-Qasmi

Dr. Majid Saleem

(Principal Clinical Psychologist)

Mufti-Syed-Waliullah-Abrar-Qasmi

Sajeda Patel

(Psychotherapist)

Mufti-Syed-Waliullah-Abrar-Qasmi

Abdul Hafeez Passwalla

(Herbalist and Raaqi)

Mufti-Syed-Waliullah-Abrar-Qasmi

Mohammed Yassar Ali

(Psychotherapist)

AT A GLANCE

12 Live Online Sessions

Duration: 6 Months

Saturdays, 2PM-4PM BST

Class Size: 120+ Seats

Video recordings available

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Live Q & A

Admin & IT Support

Fee starting from £24.99/Month

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Starts on 4th September 2021

Course Fee:

Registration Deadline:

18th September 2021

Al Balagh Scholarship

AlBalagh scholarship is available for learners who cannot afford the fee.

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Course Team

Mufti-Syed-Waliullah-Abrar-Qasmi

Professor Rasjid Skinner

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

Mufti-Syed-Waliullah-Abrar-Qasmi

Dr.Mahbub Khan

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

Mufti-Syed-Waliullah-Abrar-Qasmi

Aishah Kiran

(Counsellor,BSc (Hons))

Mufti-Syed-Waliullah-Abrar-Qasmi

Saeed Nasser

(Integrative Counsellor)

Mufti-Syed-Waliullah-Abrar-Qasmi

Zahir Ahmed

(Counsellor)

Mufti-Syed-Waliullah-Abrar-Qasmi

Madiha Ashraf

(Counsellor)

Mufti-Syed-Waliullah-Abrar-Qasmi

Dr. Majid Saleem

(Principal Clinical Psychologist)

Mufti-Syed-Waliullah-Abrar-Qasmi

Sajeda Patel

(Psychotherapist)

Mufti-Syed-Waliullah-Abrar-Qasmi

Abdul Hafeez Passwalla

(Herbalist and Raaqi)

Mufti-Syed-Waliullah-Abrar-Qasmi

Mohammed Yassar Ali

(Psychotherapist)

 MODULES

MODULE

1

What is a Therapeutic Khalil?

What is a
Therapeutic Khaleel?

MODULE

2

The Islamic Model of the Self and Formulation

The Islamic Model
of the Self and
Formulation

MODULE

3

Being a Therapeutic Khalil: The Practicalities

Being a
Therapeutic Khaleel:
The Practicalities

MODULE

4

Counselling Skills – Developing Our Skills From Level 1

Counselling Skills –
Developing Our Skills
From Level 1

MODULE

5

Understanding Mental Capacity and Conditions That Impact On Capacity

Understanding Mental
Capacity and conditions
that impact on capacity

MODULE

6

Constitutional Types & Understanding Complex and Severe Mental Health Problems

Constitutional Types &
Understanding Complex
and Severe Mental
Health Problems

MODULE

7

Community Conflict Resolution

Community Conflict
Resolution

MODULE

8

Children and Families- Supporting the Holistic Development of Our Children

Children and Families-
Supporting the Holistic
Development of Our Children

MODULE

9

Marriage and Supporting Couples During Difficult Times

Marriage and Supporting
Couples During
Difficult Times

MODULE

10

Impact of the Digital World on Our Mental and Spiritual Health

Impact of the Digital
World On Our Mental
and Spiritual Health

MODULE

11

Managing Anxiety, Distressing Thoughts and Whispers of the Shaitan

Managing Anxiety,
Distressing Thoughts and
Whispers of the Shaitan

MODULE

12

Supporting People Through a Crisis – Mental Health Crisis/Crisis of Faith

Supporting People
Through a Crisis –
Mental Health
Crisis/Crisis of Faith

Course Overview

The course is based on Prophetic traditions in relation to supporting each other in our community, giving good advice and being a mirror to a believer. It is designed to support us to enhance the great work that we are already doing in our communities.

The course is specifically designed for those who are often called on to advise and support people in the community but are not professionally trained as psychological therapists; such as Islamic Scholars, Imams, teachers, youth workers, pharmacists, support workers and community workers. Professional psychological therapists (counsellors, psychologists and psychotherapists) should benefit from the course, but may find the higher level International Association of Islamic Psychology (IAIP) courses more appropriate for their needs.

The course will have a practical focus and there will be group discussions and reflections on your current practice. We shall explore how we can develop our current practice to better meet the needs of our community. Hence attendance at live sessions is very important to benefit fully from the course.

A must course for Teachers, Imams, Sharia scholars, Youth workers, Social workers, Academics and professionals of all backgrounds.
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Course Aims & Objectives

This Course Aims To:- 

  • Describe and use the Islamic model of the self in supporting our understanding of people’s problems.
  • Describe the Therapeutic Khalil relationship from an Islamic perspective.
  • Develop our counselling skills within an Islamic framework in supporting people with psychological distress.
  • To explore our current practice and how we can develop this to better meet the needs of our communities.
  • Understand the importance of supervision and how we can set up and implement this in our work setting.
  • Understand the management of a wide variety of psychological difficulties including distressing thoughts, whispers of Shaitan and severe presentations from an Islamic Perspective.
  • Identity and describe what impacts mental capacity and the impact that this may have on an individual, in particular one’s ability to fulfil religious duties. 
  • Develop our understanding of constitutional types.
  • Develop skills in supporting marriage, children and families.
  • Develop skills in managing a mental health crisis and a crisis of faith.

Learning Outcomes

Upon The Completion Of the Course, Students Will:

  • Gain knowledge and practical skills that will enable you to become a good Therapeutic Khalil.
  • Develop skills in working with those in distress within your community.
  • Develop skills in being able to look after yourself so you can become a good Therapeutic Khalil.   
  • Understand where people may require specialist intervention and support.
  • Have the opportunity to discuss challenging questions with a team who have a wide range of expertise in the field.

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 5000+  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 myAlBalagh (our online learning portal) within 24 hours.

Will I get notification for live sessions?

All students will receive notification for their course live sessions via email and/or course WhatsApp group. You may also check the Course Schedule tab on your dashboard after logging in on our website or Mobile App.

Is it mandatory to attend live sessions?

We always encourage attending live sessions among students, but it is not compulsory for technical course progress of the students.

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

If you are unable to attend a live session or have missed it, you can view recorded sessions on your course dashboard. You can access all the completed Recordings, PPT and assessments anytime.

Can I download the recordings and watch it offline?

You can download recordings and PPT of the course sessions from the myAlBalagh mobile App for all the enrolled courses.The recordings will be available for students after 48 hours of the live session.

Do I get marks for watching course recordings and presentations?

There are no additional marks for watching the course recordings. Only the module Assessments and the final exam add up to the final score.You can check the individual scores of your Assessments under the Progress tab of myAlBalagh.

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

You can discuss your doubts  via Course WhatsApp Group dedicated for student discussion or access the Discussion board  on myAlBalagh. It is a platform for you to ask questions, discuss and get your doubts cleared.

When will the final exam be held?

The Final Exam will be held at the end of the course and will be a graded and timed exam.

How do I interact with my classmates?

You can interact with your classmates on our Whatsapp Group exclusive for the course students. Furthermore, you can use the Discussion Board to connect with other course students as well.

How long will I have access to the online course?

You will have access to the online course content for up to 2 years. If you want lifetime access, contact our admin team via Email at [email protected].

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

In case you find any trouble accessing your account, then please contact us immediately. Our dedicated support team will ensure that your problem gets resolved at the earliest.

How can I apply for the Al Balagh Scholarship?

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

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