Alif Institute offers the leading service for Islamic Counselling. It seeks to train and educate clergy, psychologists, professionals and those interested to become Islamic Counsellors, in the field of Islamic Psychology. This service will consist of modules on both the Western Psychology model and Islamic tradition.
Alif Institute's mission is to educate individuals to be the light-bearers of their communities. There is an embedded understanding across the whole organisation that an individual does not have to be a full-time psychologist to become an Islamic Counsellor – you can be a doctor, a baker, an engineer, an imam etc. Alif Institute, therefore, wants to provide access and flexibility to any individual who wants acquire knowledge to become an Islamic Counsellor.
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Stay true to the ‘Islamic’ aspect of Islamic Counselling and provide appropriate Islamic content/modules
Ensure the content is delivered by Teachers who are qualified, can speak eloquently and engage with students
Have a well-defined curriculum and easy to follow workbooks
Support students in their journey to become Licensed Islamic Professional Counsellors (LIPC).
Alif Institute aims to promote and encourage anyone with an interest in counselling to become an Islamic Counsellor - irrespective of an individual's background.
Individuals who have studied Islam and/or those Muslim scholars in a position of authority and leadership e.g. mosques, universities and other institutes.
Muslim and non-Muslim Counsellors who are qualified in mainstream counselling can sign up to Alif Institute's 1 year part-time Islamic Counselling LIPC conversion programme.
Individuals who have Islamic studies knowledge and are qualified counsellors can fast-track their studies and become LIPC accredited Islamic Counsellors.