Academic Programs 
      

Mental Health: An Islamic Perspective (AM-653)
Fall 2008

This course will familiarize students with the basic concepts of mental illness to facilitate their communication with multidisciplinary teams including both health and mental health professionals, and help them to gain an awareness of the cultural factors particular to the Muslim community. Students will obtain skills including when to make referrals and how to approaching individuals in a mental health treatment context.

NOTE: Students enrolled in this course will be notified by email of the location of the course website, and their username and password a few days prior to the start date of Nov. 10th.

Meeting Day, Time and Dates:

November 10, 2008 – January 30, 2009
ONLINE

Dr. Hamada Hamid
hamadahamid@gmail.com

Dr. Osman Ali
osmanali@gmail.com

 

Course Syllabus




Course objectives:  This course will familiarize students with the basic concepts of mental illness to facilitate their communication with multidisciplinary teams including both health and mental health professionals, and it will help them to gain an awareness of the cultural factors particular to the Muslim community. Students will obtain skills including when to make referrals and how to approach individuals in a mental health treatment context.

Meeting Day, Time and Dates: November 10, 2008 – January 30, 2009


Required Texts and Readings will be updated on the course website.

Topics covered in this course will include:


Understanding the Mental Health System in the United States
The State of Muslim Mental Health Research
Mood and Anxiety Disorders
Psychotic Disorders
Substance Disorders
Children and Adolescents
Couples/Family/Group Therapy
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Islam & CBT
Emerging "Islamic therapies" and Chaplain's approaches

 


 

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