1st Edition

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

ISBN 9780367257415
Published March 5, 2019 by Routledge
222 Pages

USD $44.95

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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