Insights into the Psychological Sequelae of Spiritual Abuse

Tabish Riaz MD, Rania Awaad MD
Stanford Muslim Mental Health Labs

Download the accompanying article to this presentation here: Riaz and Awaad – Psychological Sequelae of Spiritual Abuse

About the authors:

Dr. Tabish Riaz became interested in psychiatry at a very young age as he observed several mental health issues go unaddressed in the Muslim Community. After completing his MD at the American University of the Caribbean, he was thrilled to join Dr. Rania Awaad’s Muslim Mental Lab at Stanford University and conduct research on how to develop interventions to treat and prevent mental health tragedies in Muslims effectively.

Dr. Rania Awaad, M.D. is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Stanford University School of Medicine where she is the Director of the Muslim Mental Health Lab and Wellness Program and Co-Director of the Diversity Clinic. She is also the Clinical Director of the San Francisco Bay Area branches of the Khalil Center, a spiritual wellness center pioneering the application of traditional Islamic spiritual healing methods to modern clinical psychology. Prior to studying medicine, she pursued classical Islamic studies in Damascus, Syria and holds certifications (ijaza) in Qur’an, Islamic Law and other branches of the Islamic Sciences. In addition, she serves as the Director of The Rahmah Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating Muslim women and girls. Dr. Awaad is a nationally recognized speaker, award-winning teacher, researcher and author in both the Islamic and medical sciences.
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