12th Annual Muslim Mental Health Conference

By MSU Department of Psychiatry
July 9, 2020

Conference Theme: The Intersection of Spirituality and Mental Health Practice

July 10-12, 2020


This unique conference brings together scholars, faith leaders, healthcare providers and researchers to examine topics related to mental health across the Muslim community. It will include keynote speakers, scholarly research presentations and panel discussions.  Note that there will be parallel tracks, one for Islamic Psychology and one for General Muslim Mental Health.

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The MMHC 2020 leadership has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak. In light of the dynamic challenges related to COVID-19, and our concern for the safety and well-being of our participants, faculty, volunteers, families, and greater community, it is not prudent or appropriate for us to hold our 2020 meeting as scheduled.  The conference will now be July 10-12, 2020, online onlyWe intend to maintain the current program schedule and presenters, including the keynotes.  Some presentations will be pre-recorded and some will be live.  A unique link will be provided to all registered participants.

2020 In-person Registration reimbursement

If you previously registered for the Chicago conference, we will apply your registration toward the new date and hope that you will still be able to join us, while refunding the price difference.  However, if you are unable to join the online conference in July, for any reason, a full refund will be given. The Khalil Center Gala and the IMMH Dinner have both been cancelled.  


Prof. Recep ŞENTÜRKPresident of Ibn Khaldun University (IHU) in Istanbul, Turkey, and noted sociologist, traditionally trained scholar, and Founder and Director of the Istanbul Foundation for Education and Research (ISAR), a charitable endowment (waqf) that seeks to breathe new life into the curriculum of the traditional Ottoman madrasa by reviving its teaching, integrating it with the modern social sciences, and placing it within its traditional context of Sufism. 

Dr P. Scott Richards is a licensed psychologist and a full professor of counseling psychology at Brigham Young University as well as the Director of Research for the Center for Change. Dr. Richards received his PhD in counseling psychology in 1988 from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and he has extensive research training and experience. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles in professional journals and has authored and edited several books published by the American Psychological Association.

Dr Aminah B. McCloud is Professor of Religious Studies and Director of Islamic World Studies program at DePaul University. Her areas of expertise include Islam in America, Muslim women, Islamic studies and the history, geography, politics, religion and philosophy of Islam. She is the author and co-author of several books, including African-American Islam (1995); Questions of Faith (1999); Transnational Muslims in American Society (2006); and An Introduction to Islam in the 21st Century (2013). Prof McCloud is also the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Islamic Law and Culture, and a member of the board of advisors of the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU)


Professionals: $50
Students: $25
Low to middle income countries: $25

Registration link is here.

Cancellation Policy
For registrations made after June 1, cancellations 7 days or more in advance of the event date will be charged a $10/person cancellation fee. 


Full page ads will be displayed during breaks and at the start & stop of each session during the online conference.  Use the registration link above and select Sponsorships.  Send your ad copy to the email below.


Virtual storytelling, poetry, art. July 10, 7 pm (EST) via Zoom.  Contact zain.shamoon87@gmail.com if you'd like to be a presenter. Visit Narratives of Pain Facebook Page for more information.


CMEs and CEUs will be provided at the conference for physicians and social workers, provided by Islamic Medical Association of North America. Please note on the program which sessions are CME eligible.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Islamic Medical Association of North America and Khalil Center. The Islamic Medical Association of North America is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Those physicians desiring to claim CMEs will need to complete this JOINT Attestation of Attendance form and send it to IMANA.

CEU’s will be provided for all the panels for psychologists, licensed counselors, social workers, licensed marriage and family therapists. CEU’s are co-sponsoered by IMHCA (Illinois Mental Health Counselors). There will be a charge for CEU’s. Those who want a certificate to document their participation, will have to pay $10 per CEU hour. Certificates will be emailed after the conference. Read the full details here.


Michigan State University Department of PsychiatryKhalil Center, Institute for Muslim Mental Health, International Association for Islamic PsychologyIslamic Medical Association of North America and American Islamic College

Contact Us

For more information or if you have questions about the Conference, please email msummhconference@gmail.com