FahadKhan

About Me

Dr. Fahad Khan is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a Masters degree in Biomedical Sciences.  He is also a Hafiz of the Qur’an (having committed the entire Qur’an to memory) and has studied Islamic studies with various scholars in the Muslim world and the US. He currently serves as the Deputy Director at Khalil Center, the largest provider of Muslim mental health in North America supervising clinical and research work. He also teaches undergraduate as well as graduate courses in various academic institutions. His research and writing interests include Muslim mental health and Islamic psychology. He is a fellow of the International Association of Islamic Psychology and serves on the editorial board for Journal of Muslim Mental Health (USA) and Journal of Clinical and Professional Psychology (Pakistan). He is actively involved in professional organizations and is currently the co-chair of the Legislative Committee of Illinois Psychological Association.

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Experience

Healthcare: 17 years

Therapy & Counseling: 14 years

Research: 13 years

Management: 12 years

Teaching: 5 years

Education

Doctorate in Psychology

July, 2011 - May, 2015 Midwestern University

Research: Acculturation, Religiosity, and Psychological Distress Among Muslim Americans

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology

July, 2009 - June, 2011 Midwestern University

Research: Evaluation of Factors Affecting Attitudes of Muslim Americans Towards Seeking and Using Formal Mental Health Services

Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences

September, 2007 - June, 2009 Midwestern University

Research: Evaluation of Kidney Injury Molecule -1 (KIM-1) as an early biomarker for lead (Pb) nephrotoxicity

Bachelors of Arts in Psychology

September, 2002 - May, 2006 University of Illinois at Chicago

Religious

Darul Qasim

2019-20 Islamic Studies

Introduction to Hadith & Islamic Law

Studio Arabiya

2019-20 Arabic, Tafsir

Qira'ah Al-Rashidah; Tafsir Al-Waseet Li Tantawi

Studio Arabiyya

2018-19 Arabic

Qira'ah Al-Rashidah; Bayna Yadayk

Darul Qasim

2017-18 Aqidah, Fiqh

'Aqidah al-Tahawiyyah; Introduction to Ḥanafī Legal Compendia: Qudūrī’s al-Mukhtaṣar

Darul Qasim

2016-17 Arabic

Kitab Al-Maqsud; Al-Awamil; Arabic Syntactic Compendia: Iẓhār al-Asrār

Darul Qasim

2015-16 Arabic

Tasheel Al-Sarf; Tasheel An-Nahw; Matn'u Bina Al-Af'al; Kitab Al-Imthala Fi Al-Sarf; Qasas An-Nabiyyin; Min Kunooz Al-Sarf

Islamic Learning Foundation

2012 - 2013 Tafsir, Fiqh

Tafsir al-Wasit Li-Tantawi, Al-Ikhtiyar Li Ta'lil al-Mukhtar

Bayyinah

2009 Arabic Sarf & Nahw

7-day course at Islamic Foundation, Villa Park, Illinois, USA

Hifdh (Memorization of Qur'an), Islamic Studies

1998 - 2000 Various Teachers in US & Pakistan

Certifications

CS50's Introduction to Computer Science

06/2019 Harvard - edX

How to Build Chatbots

05/2019 IBM - Cognitive Class

Analyzing Data with Python

05/2019 IBM - edX

Introduction to Python for Data Science

05/2019 Microsoft - edX

Introduction to Python: Fundamentals

05/2019 Microsoft - edX

Responsive Web Design (HTML, CSS, JavaScript)

05/2019 FreeCodeCamp

Programming Foundations with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS

05/2019 Duke University - Coursera

Books

Applying Islamic Principles to Clinical Mental Health Care: Introducing Traditional Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy.

2020 Editors: Hooman Keshavarzi, Fahad Khan, Bilal Ali, & Rania Awaad

https://www.routledge.com/Applying-Islamic-Principles-to-Clinical-Mental-Health-Care-Introducing/Keshavarzi-Khan-Ali-Awaad/p/book/9780367488864

How to Maintain Your Sanity During These Insane Times

2020 A Practical Guide to Overcoming the Negative Effects of Quarantine

http://www.fahadkhan.org/sanity/

Book Chapters

Challenges of Islamophobia: Psychiatric considerations for effectively working with Muslim patients

2019 Islamophobia and Psychiatry: Recognition, Prevention, and Treatment

Editors: Moffic, H. S., Peteet, J., Hankir, A., & Awaad, R. https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030005115

Outlining a case example of Traditional Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy (TIIP)

2018 Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy: Processes and outcomes with Muslim clinicians

Editor: Carrie York Al-Karam https://www.templetonpress.org/books/islamically-integrated-psychotherapy

Journal Articles

Islamically Integrated Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Scrupulosity (Waswasa) in Muslim Patients.

2020 Manuscript in Preparation

Authors: Keshavarzi, H., Khan, F., & Syed, B.

Evaluation of Factors Affecting Attitudes of Muslim Americans Toward Seeking and Using Formal Mental Health Services

2019 Journal of Muslim Mental Health, 13(2)

Authors: Khan, F., Khan, M., Soyege, H., & Maklad, S.

Integrating Islamic traditions in modern Psychology: Research trends in the last ten years

2016 Journal of Muslim Mental Health, 10(1)

Authors: Haque, A., Khan, F., Keshavarzi, H., & Rothman, A.

Manuscripts In Preparation, In Review, In Press, or Accepted

Tarbiyat-e-Khudi: A psychospiritual model of self-development from the writings of Muhammad Iqbal

2020 (Anticipated)

Authors: Khan, F. & Malik, K.

Waswasa: Manifestations of OCD scrupulosity in Muslim populations and Islamically Integrated Treatment.

2020 (Submitted)

Authors: Keshavarzi, H., Khan, F., & Syed, B.

Acculturation, religiosity, and psychological distress among Muslim Americans

2020 (Anticipated)

Authors: Khan, F., Soyege, H., & Issa, A.

Research & Grants

Co-Principle Investigator

2018-20: Bridges Consortium / Templeton Foundation Grant recipient for research on spiritually-integrated psychotherapy

Research Director

2015-Present: Khalil Center Intern training | Internal data collection | Work-in-progress research group member

Principle Investigator

2016: College of DuPage Learning styles of community college students

Research Assistant

2012: Advocate Christ Medical Center Effects of Cardiac Assist Devices on the cognitive and emotional functioning of patients suffering with cardiopathologies

Research Assistant (Dr. Walter Prozialeck)

2008-09: Midwestern University Kidney Injury Molecule - 1 (KIM-1)

Workshops and Trainings

Mental Health & Stress Issues Among Palestinian Youth in America

11/2019 Rosemont, Illinois, USA

The 12th Annual Conference for Palestine in the US

Assessment of the Domains within the Traditional Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy Model of Treatment

10/2019 Bahria University, Islamabad, Pakistan

Assessment of the Domains within the Traditional Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy Model of Treatment

09/2019 Riphah Institute of Clinical & Professional Psychology, Lahore, Pakistan

Islamically Integrated Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Scrupulosity (Waswasa) in Muslim Patients

11/2018 Istanbul, Turkey

Second International Congress on Religious-Spiritual Counselling & Care | Co-Presenters: Hooman Keshavarzi and Beena Syed

Current State of Mental Health in the West and Pakistan and Moving Towards Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy

11/2018 Bahria University, Islamabad, Pakistan

Current State of Mental Health in the West and Moving Towards Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy

11/2018 International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan

Psychological Gender Differences and Its Marital Implications

08/2018 Pleasanton, California, USA

The Art of Marriage Conference

Maintaining Healthy Marriages

07/2018 MECCA Center, Willowbrook, Illinois, USA

Culturally Sensitive Care for Muslim Students

01/2018 Illinois School District 45. Villa Park, Illinois, USA

Effectively Working with Muslim Students

05/2017 Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, USA

Culturally Competent Therapy with Muslim Americans

03/2017 Illinois Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Co-Presenter: Hooman Keshavarzi

Psycho-Spiritual Approach to Marriage

03/2017 Islamic Foundation of Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, USA

Co-Presenter: Hooman Keshavarzi

Psycho-Spiritual Approach to Parenting

10/2015 Islamic Foundation of Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, USA

Co-Presenter: Hooman Keshavarzi

Continuing to Interrogate the Status Quo

10/2014 Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA

The Diversity Challenge | Co-Presenters: Karen Farrell, Catherine Gremley, and Raman Saini

Suicidal and Homicidal Assessments of Children

10/2014 North DuPage Special Education Cooperative, Roselle, Illinois

Grief and Its Manifestations

12/2012 St. Ignatius High School, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Acculturation to Professional Psychology: White Institutions, White Faculties, and Students of Color

10/2011 Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA

The Diversity Challenge | Co-Presenters: Karen Farrell, Emmanuel Gonzalez, and Janelle Scott

Seminars and Keynotes

Tarbiyat-E-Khudi: A Psychospiritual Model of Self-Development from the Teachings of Muhammad Iqbal

11/2019 Bahria University, Islamabad, Pakistan.

1st National Conference on Iqbal | Keynote Speaker

Importance of Research in Clinical Practice: From Theory to Practice

11/2019 Lisle, Illinois, USA

Illinois Psychological Association Annual Convention

Illinois Advocacy in Action

11/2019 Lisle, Illinois, USA

Illinois Psychological Association Annual Convention | Co-Presenters: Lisa Grossman, Terrance Koller, and Ryan Taylor

The State of Mental Health in Pakistan and United States & Moving Towards Spiritually Integrated Psychology

09/2019 Royal Palm Golf & Country Club, Lahore, Pakistan

Islamic Perspectives in Modern Psychology Conference | Keynote Speaker

Persecuting, Pathologizing and Enslaving the Uyghur Muslims in China: A Psychological Perspective

03/2019 Congregation Solel, Highland Park, Illinois, USA

Invited Guest | Co-Presenter: Diane Rosenbaum

Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy: Uniting Faith with Professional Practice

10/2018 Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University, Istanbul, Turkey

Evolving Islamic Psychology: Past, Present, & Future | Panelist | Co-Presenters: Hooman Keshavarzi, Abdallah Rothman, and Carrie York Al-Karam

Integrating Islamic Theoretical Concepts into the Therapeutic Encounter

10/2018 Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University, Istanbul, Turkey

Evolving Islamic Psychology: Past, Present, & Future | Panel Moderator | Co-Presenters: Muhammad Tahir Khalily, Elham Abubakr, Mustafa Merter, Rasjid Skinner, and Hakim Archuletta

Importance of Community and Social Support in Maintaining Wellness

04/2018 MECCA Center, Willowbrook, Illinois, USA

Khalil Center Annual Wellness Conference

Breaking the Cultural and Religious Barriers: Effectively Working with Muslim Clients

11/2017 Oak Brook, Illinois, USA

Illinois Psychological Association Annual Convention | Co-Presenter: Hooman Keshavarzi

Serving Individuals with Disabilities

10/2017 Islamic Center of Des Plaines, Des Plaines, Illinois, USA

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Its Manifestations Among Religious Individuals

10/2016 Zakat Foundation, Bridgeview, Illinois, USA

Khalil Center Annual Wellness Conference | Co-Presenter: Hooman Keshavarzi

How to Effectively Work with Muslim Clients

05/2016 Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA

The Impact of Culture, Technology and Our Environments on Our Children

05/2016 Wheaton Islamic Center, Wheaton, Illinois, USA

Khalil Center Annual Wellness Conference

Character Development, Personal Transformation, and Spiritual Elevation According to Allama Muhammad Iqbal

04/2016 East-West University, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Iqbal Day

Demystifying Mental Health Care

09/2015 Rosemont, Illinois, USA

Annual Convention of Islamic Society of North American (ISNA) | Co-Presenters: Sarah Syed and Yasmeen Fareeduddin

Psychological Gender Differences and Its Marital Implications

05/2015 Khalil Center, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA

Khalil Center Annual Wellness Conference

Assessment of Common Factors Uniting Graduate Students of Diverse Spiritual Backgrounds

11/2011 Midwestern University, Downers Grove, Illinois, USA

The Interfaith Celebration of Diversity

Understanding Psychology Through a Religious and Spiritual Perspective

11/2011 Islamic Foundation, Villa Park, Illinois, USA

Community Mental Health Program

Awards and Honors

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Graduate Teaching

2016 - Present: National Louis University

Introduction to Psychological Assessment
Psychological Assessment II: Intelligence
Psychological Assessment III: Personality
Advanced Abnormal Psychology
Theories of Cognitive Psychology
Advanced Theories of Personality
Research Design
Psychological Statistics: Design and Analysis
Biological Bases of Behavior
Health Psychology

2015 - Present: Concordia University Chicago

Counseling and Human Development
Multicultural Counseling
Fundamentals of Assessment
Ethics, Morality, and Law for Counselors
Introduction to Counseling Profession

Undergraduate Teaching

2016 - Present: College of DuPage

General Psychology
Developmental Psychology: Life Span
Statistics in Social and Behavioral Sciences
Counseling Focusing on Veterans
Introduction to Developmental Disabilities
Abnormal Psychology

Work Experience

Deputy Director, Clinical Director, Research Director

2014 - Present Khalil Foundation (DBA Khalil Center)

Lombard, Illinois, USA

Program Therapist

2011 - 2014 Riveredge Hospital - Department of Social Services

Forest Park, Illinois, USA

Substance Abuse / Psychiatric Counselor

2006 - 2012 Central DuPage Hospital - Crisis Unit, Behavioral Health Services

Winfield, Illinois, USA

Intake Counselor

2010 - 2011 Adventist GlenOaks Hospital - Assessment & Referral Department

Glendale Heights, Illinois, USA

Mental Health Counselor

2007 - 2008 Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital - Adult/Adolescent Psychiatric Unit, Behavioral Health Services

Downers Grove, Illinois, USA

Patient Care Technician

2004 - 2005 Northwestern Memorial Hospital - Hematology/Oncology Unit

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Supervised Clinical Training

Post-Doctoral Psychologist

2015-16: Khalil Center Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA

Supervisor: Edgar Ramos

Pre-Doctoral Intern

2014-15: Maryville Academy Des Plaines, Illinois, USA

Supervisor: Edgar Ramos

Doctoral Extern

2013-14: Maryville Behavioral Health Hospital Des Plaines, Illinois, USA

Supervisor: Edgar Ramos

Doctoral Extern

2012: Advocate Christ Medical Center Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA

Therapy Practicum Intern

2011-12: Hamdard Center Addison, Illinois, USA

Supervisor: Muhammad Hamid

Diagnostic Practicum Intern

2010-11: Hamdard Center Addison, Illinois, USA

Supervisor: Muhammad Hamid

Clerkship Intern

2009-10: Hesed House Aurora, Illinois, USA

Supervisor: Wendell Carpenter

Clerkship Intern

2009-10: Midwestern University Counseling Center Downers Grove, Illinois, USA

Supervisor: Ann Sauer

Professional Presentations

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