Join us for a groundbreaking event that explores the parallels between religious theology and contemporary psychology.

Dr Abdallah Rothman, principal of Cambridge Muslim College and executive director of the International Association of Islamic Psychology, will delve into the emergent discipline of Islamic psychology, along with Professor Rasjid Skinner, founder and clinical director of Bradford-based psychological therapy and counselling association Ihsaan.

Now more than ever, Rothman believes in the need for psychotherapies that accommodate religious and spiritual belief. Together, Rothman and Skinner will consider how Islamic understandings of the self and the soul are shaping a new Islamic psychotherapy.

About The Speakers

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Abdallah Rothman

Dr Abdallah Rothman is the Principal of Cambridge Muslim College, founder of Shifaa Integrative Counseling, and co-founder and Executive Director of the International Association of Islamic Psychology. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Board Certified Registered Art Therapist (ATR-BC), working at the intersection of Islamic spirituality and mental health practice. Dr. Abdallah holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology and his clinical practice as well as his academic research focus on approaching psychotherapy and wellness from within an Islamic paradigm and establishing an indigenous Islamic theoretical orientation to human psychology that is grounded in the knowledge of the soul from the Islamic tradition. In addition to his academic training he has studied privately with a number of traditional Islamic scholars throughout the Muslim world. Dr Abdallah has authored a number of peer-reviewed journal articles and books and is a leader in the field of Islamic psychology.



Rasjid Skinner

Professor Rasjid Skinner, Clinical Director of Ihsaan Therapeutic Services, is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Jungian Psychotherapist with over 40 years’ experience of in dealing with a variety of psychological problems. He is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He has worked with others over many years developing the clinical application of an Islamic understanding of the Self. He is a Visiting Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Karachi. He teaches at the Cambridge Muslim College and is a visiting lecturer on the Clinical Psychology course at the University of Sheffield. He has presented at numerous conferences nationally and internationally on Islamic Psychology.