The book is designed as an introduction for counsellors, its goal is to inform the reader about how the diverse roles of the Islamic counsellor fit together in a comprehensive way and to provide the guidelines that can be potentially integrated into a theoretical framework for use.
Islamic counselling is a form of counselling which incorporates spirituality into the therapeutic process. Until now there has been little material available on the subject with no one agreed definition of Islamic counselling and what it involves. There has also been a rapidly growing population of Muslims in Western societies with a corresponding rise in need of psychological and counselling services. Islamic Counselling: An Introduction to theory and practice presents a basic understanding of Islamic counselling for counsellors and Islamic counsellors, and provides an understanding of counselling approaches congruent with Islamic beliefs and practices from a faith-based perspective.
The book is designed as an introduction for counsellors, its goal is to inform the reader about how the diverse roles of the Islamic counsellor fit together in a comprehensive way and to provide the guidelines that can be potentially integrated into a theoretical framework for use. The book is divided into two parts. Section one: Context and Background, and Section two: Assessment, Models and Intervention Strategies.
Islamic Counselling encompasses both current theory, research and an awareness of the practice implications in delivering appropriate and effective counselling interventions with Muslim clients. It will be essential reading for both professionals and students alike.
Table of Contents
Part I: Context and Background
Islam and Muslims
Counselling and Islamic Counselling
Spirituality and Islamic Counselling
Understanding Human Nature and Personality Development in the Islamic Context
Psychological Health: Cultural & Religious Influences
Understanding the Muslim Client
Islamic Ethics Related to Counselling
Part II: Assessment, Models and Intervention Strategies
General Guidelines for the Assessment of Muslim Clients
Psychodynamic Counselling and Therapy
Humanistic Approach: Client-Centred Counselling
Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy: An Islamic Perspective
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Pre-Marital and Marital Counselling
Religious Coping Strategy and Spiritual Interventions
Towards an Islamic Counselling Practice Model
Counselling and Addiction
Counselling for Alcohol Problems
The Role of the Imam in Counselling
Challenges, Strategies and Competence.
G. Hussein Rassool (PhD, University of London) is Head of Department, Faculty of Psychology, Islamic Online University, responsible for the Certificate, Diploma and BA (Psychology from an Islamic Perspective). He is the Executive Director & Consultant of Sakina Counselling Institute & Research.
Title: Islamic Counselling: an Introduction to Theory and Practice
Author: G. Hussein Rassool
Length: 282 pages
Pub. Date: July 22, 2015