Muslim Mental Health First Response Certification Training – Sept.12-13


Salaam Islamic Center and Khalil Center invite you to join Muslim Mental Health First Response Certification Training Program.


About this Event


Muslim Mental Health First Response Certification Training

This is an 8 hour hands-on training designed to prepare chaplains, community leaders and Islamic clergy: Termed ‘First Responders’ to effectively understand and effectively respond to psycho-social issues among American Muslims. This course will orient participants to basic empathic listening (preliminary counseling) to American Muslim individuals, couples, and families. The course will provide a framework for how to intervene during initial crisis, effectively interact and establish a therapeutic relationship, identify limitations/boundaries, understand mandated reporting, clergy rights, how to screen and identify for the possible presence of mental illness, and an orientation to the process of referral to mental health professionals. This course will lay out an Islamically integrated model of counseling and the sequence of topics will highlight practical treatment approaches within the model by integrating modern clinical psychology. This is an experiential course that will involve lecture, discussion, modeling/demonstrations of technique and role-play.

Webinar Link will be available upon registration.




Saturday, September 12, 2020 12:00PM – 4:00PM (EDT)

Module 1: Introduction to Islamically integrated counseling & Muslim Mental Health 

Subtopics within Module 1:

  • 1A – Introduction to MMH & Collaborative Care
  • 1B – An Islamic model of understanding mental illness and treatment (Usually a simplified version of TIIP presentation)

 Module 2:  Fundamentals of forming the Counseling Relationship and Ethical/Boundary considerations

  • 2a – Roles, Boundaries, ethical considerations
  • 2b – Fundamentals/Basic counseling/empathic listening techniques

Sunday September 13, 2020 12:00PM – 4:00PM (EDT)

Module 3: Identifying mental illness, and Crisis Response

• 3a – Identifying problems (i.e. an intro to the major diagnostic categories and explaining what they are)

• 3b – Crisis intervention

15 min break

• 3c – Responding to Suicidal congregants (b & c usually go together, so whoever does this one, should do both).

• End of Training Discussion with Q&A (30 min)