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Professional Resources

In this section you'll find resources we have developed to help support you. If you have any questions or need additional resourcces to help you please do not hesitate to contact us.


Meet the Expert Webinar


The Institute of Muslim Mental Health proudly hosts a two part webinar series in which scholars share their expertise to community members and mental health professionals, respectively. The Meet the Expert-Public series is open to the public and features a clinician scholar who will provide a brief overview on his or her expertise then answer questions of registered participants. The Meet the Expert-Pro is intended for mental health professionals to be updated on the latest developments in the respective topics.

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Work-In-Progress (WIP)


Our Work-in-Progress (WIP) program provides guidance and mentorship to early career researchers. Our Work in Progress Program is designed to cultivate and support such work. Graduate students, fellows, and junior faculty will be provided with an opportunity to present their work over Zoom to our group of core faculty and trainees. The forum is safe, private space for investigators to receive constructive methodological, theoretical, and subject matter feedback. We welcome WIP presentations at various stages from generating aims to interpreting results of analysis. If the work is already published, then it’s no longer “in progress”.

The core faculty bring diverse methodological and subject matter expertise and is invested in the success of your work. Core faculty have extensive experience in grant and journal peer review. Your work and presentation will not be shared with others outside the meeting.


Time:  1st Thursday of each Month 4pm EST

Platform: Zoom

WIP Format:

1. Present ongoing work or proposal (NOT allowed to present work that is already completed except as a background or pilot to a new proposal).

2. Presentations should consist of 5-12 slides and include:

a. Background (targeting mental health researchers, no more than 3 slides)

b. Goal for the WIP (grant proposal, develop aims, feedback on design, etc. 1 slide)

c. Research question(s) (1 slide)

d. Aims (1-3 slides)

e. Methods  (3 slides for methods plus 2-3 optional slides for preliminary data)


WIP Schedule:

02/07/2019 Venous Mahmoodi, PhD- Perinatal experiences of U.S. Muslim women

03/07/2019 Sobia Ali, PhD- Attitudes and experiences of sexual health among North American Muslims

04/04/2019 Annual Muslim Mental Health Conference, Tempe Arizona!

05/02/2019 Amal Killawi, MSW PhD Candidate TBD

06/06/2019 Maschal Mohiuddin, MD Candidate- Models of delivering Muslim mental health services

07/04/2019 Off for "Independence Day"

08/08/2019 Fahad Khan, PsyD- Barriers to seeking mental health services

Continuing Education


Do you have Muslim clients and are concerned about the cultural barriers when caring for them?

In collaboration with Yale School of Medicine, we are offering an online cultural competency program that offers 2.0 hours of continuing medical education credits.



Participants will be able to describe the diverse demographic and culture diversity across the American Muslim community
Participants will be able to describe the ways Islam and the Muslim tradition may inform explanatory models of mental health, disease, and treatment among the Muslim clientele
Participants will be able to describe and reflect on the specific types of transference and counter-transference experienced in cross-cultural counseling
Participants will be able to describe behavioral interventions and models of delivering care that have been explored in different communities


The registration fee for this online program is $20.00


Yale Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.The Yale School of Medicine designates this internet activity for 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. In accordance with the Standards of Commercial Support issued by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Yale CME requires all faculty to disclose any conflicts of interest to ensure CME activities are free of commercial bias..Psychologists, Social Workers and other mental health professionals may receive Continuing Education credit as per their respective state licensing agency.


Mental Health Professional Referral Network


The Institute of Muslim Mental Health is proud to have the largest network of Muslim Mental Health professionals in the United States. We continue to expand and grow our network and always are on the look out for additional Muslim mental health professionals. Check out our network by visiting Find a Therapist section on our website.


What Every Muslim Needs to Know About Mental Health

Click here if you concerned, confused, curious, or just need some basic information of what mental health, counseling, and therapy is.

What Every Mental Health Professional Should Know About Muslims

Please click here for a short fact sheet intended for mental health professionals, caring for Muslim clients, who may not be familiar with Islam or Muslim cultures.

Islamic Counselling

For more than 20 years Islamic Counselling has trained counsellors who have worked within communities, creating the understanding that to help others is also to help oneself.

Family Youth Institute

The Family and Youth Institute (FYI) is committed to helping young people achieve their potential.

Therapy Cable

Providing all-inclusive open access to information on therapy for anyone at anytime and anywhere. Dedicated programs on spiritually, Islam, and counseling are hosted by Heather Laird.

Mental Health 4 Muslims

Mental Health 4 Muslims aims to bring to light important mental health issues as they relate to the Muslim community. Articles are posted by Muslims who have suffered from emotional distress, clinicians, scholars, and researchers.