Western psychology and psychiatry are commonly assumed to have universal validity, applying to everyone regardless of their cultural background or traditions. This assumption has long been challenged from the fringes of these disciplines and from the psychologies that have developed outside of the mainstream Western traditions. These alternative understandings of the mind take into account culturally-relative factors affecting psychological perspectives.
In this event, Rasjid Skinner presents his insights into the philosophy and methodology of psychology from an Islamic perspective. He explains its principles and therapeutic aims, based mainly on Al-Ghazali’s models of the Self and the implications this has for understanding mental illness and its diagnosis and treatment.