1st Edition

Muslim Women, Domestic Violence, and Psychotherapy Theological and Clinical Issues

By Nazila Isgandarova Copyright 2019
    222 Pages
    by Routledge

    232 Pages
    by Routledge

    Muslim Women, Domestic Violence, and Psychotherapy reconciles newly emerging Islamic practical theology with the findings and theories of contemporary social sciences. It is an inquiry about the lived experience of the Islamic tradition and its application in Islamic counseling with Muslim women subject to domestic violence. By incorporating a holistic examination of the worldview, personhood, and understanding of social and religious obligations of Muslim women in counseling, this book shows how practitioners can empower clients facing trauma and abuse to explore feasible solutions and decrease worry, anxiety, and other negative emotions.

    Abstract. Acknowledgments. Introduction 1. Defining Islamic Psychotherapy in the Context of the Islamic Tradition 2. Literature Review: Definitions/Discussions of Key Concepts 3. Divine Testing and Suffering 4. Satanic Interference and Evil Eye 5. Spiritual Diseases 6. Honour and Shame 7. Future Recommendations 8. Conclusion. Bibliography


    Nazila Isgandarova, PhD, DMin, RSW, RP, is an instructor at Emmanuel College of Victoria University in the University of Toronto