12th Annual Muslim Mental Health Conference

By MSU Department of Psychiatry
January 10, 2020

Conference Theme: : The Intersection of Spirituality and Mental Health Practice

March 27-29, 2020 (Friday - Sunday) 

American Islamic College, Chicago Illinois

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.
Click here for conference flyer.
Click here for the program agenda.
Click here for Speakers' Bios.

Daily Events

-Friday all day, Saturday all day, & Sunday morning: General sessions, poster presentations, panels & keynote speakers

-Sunday, 2 pm:  tour of Khalil Center National Headquarters in Lombard, IL.

CMEs and CEUs will be provided at the conference 

Keynote Speakers

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: Whole conference $250; Daily rates $125
Students: Whole conference $150; Daily rates $75 (Valid student ID required at check-in.)
Sunday only rate: $30

Registration link is here.

The fee includes continental breakfast, tea/coffee all three days and buffet lunch on Friday and Saturday.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations made 7 days or more in advance of the event date will be charged a $10/person cancellation fee. Cancellations made within 3 - 6 days will incur a 20% fee. Cancellations made within 48 hours to the event will incur a 30% fee.


IAIP Conference Group City Suites 

IAIP Conference Group Majestic

Guests may also contact the hotels directly to make reservations:

Majestic Hotel

528 West Brompton, Chicago, IL 60657, Phone: 773.404.3499 

City Suites Hotel

933 West Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657, Phone: 773.404.3400 

Guests may also contact Jennifer Manguino Vasquez at 773.270.5068 or email jennifer@broughtonhotels.com if they have any questions or need assistance. 

Exhibitors, Sponsorships, Advertisement Opportunities:    

Click here for additional details on Exhibit tables and Sponsorships and to place an advertisement in the program booklet.  Click here for Advertising Agreement.


Michigan State University Department of PsychiatryKhalil Center, Institute for Muslim Mental Health, International Association for Islamic Psychology and American Islamic College

Contact Us

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