Academic Catalog

Counseling Psychology, Master of Arts

The Master of Arts (MA) in Counseling Psychology is uniquely offered within an Islamically integrated framework. It aspires to fill an urgent need for more trained mental health practitioners that are cognizant and capable of effectively integrating the religious sensitivities of Muslim populations into mental health care treatment.  Students are trained within a curriculum structure that is consistent with international competency standards for mental health practitioners for potential licensure anywhere in the world. In addition, under the guidance of internationally recognized faculty in the field, students will have unique training opportunities to build their clinical experience both the psychology training clinic housed within CIS as well as off-site through the program’s external mental health care partners. The holistic approach of the program aims to produce a generation of scholars and practitioners to enrich the nascent field of Islamic psychology both locally and globally.