Carrie York Al-Karam
Dr. Al-Karam is currently an adjunct in the Department of Religious Studies. She has interests in the areas of Psychology of Religion, Islamic Psychology, Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, depression, anxiety, addiction, and trauma. Coming from a diverse, cross-disciplinary academic background, she has a PhD in Psychology, an MA in Middle East Studies, and a BA in International Studies. Originally from upstate NY, she lived abroad for nearly 17 years in places such as the United Arab Emirates (10 years), Lebanon, Turkey, France, Russia, Latvia, and Singapore. Her most recent co-edited book is Mental Health and Psychological Practice in the United Arab Emirates (Palgrave MacMillan, 2015). She is currently working on her second book on Islamic Psychology due out sometime in 2018.
American Psychological Association (APA) Affiliations:
Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality (Division 36)
Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race (Division 45)
International Psychology (Division 52)
- York Al-Karam, C. (in prep.). Psychology: A Textbook for the Middle East. Content contributor for sections on “Approaches to Psychology”, “Islamic Psychology”, and “Islamic Perspective of Mental Illness”.
- York Al-Karam, C. (2017). Khawater al-Hijab (Thoughts on Hijab). Chapter in Mirror on the Veil. CCC Press.
- York Al-Karam, C. & Haque, A. (2015) Mental Health and Psychological Practice in the United Arab Emirates. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. (Co-Editor)
- York Al-Karam, C. (2015). Complementary and Alternative Treatments in Psychology: An Islamic Therapeutic Modality. Book chapter in Mental Health and Psychological Practice in the United Arab Emirates. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Lambert, L., Pasha-Zaidi, N., York Al-Karam, C. (2015). Developing an Indigenous Positive Psychology in the United Arab Emirates. Middle East Journal of Positive Psychology. V(1) Jan. 2015. (peer-reviewed article)
- York, C. (2012). Islamic Healing and Wellness: Not Just for Muslims. New You Middle East. Dubai, UAE. (journal article)
- Introduction to Psychology
- Introduction to Islamic Psychology
- Abnormal Psychology
- Psychology of Religion
- Research Methods in Psychology
- APA Division 36 Task Force on Funding
- APA Division 36 President-elect Nominee (2018)
- Associate Editor / Reviewer
· Journal of Muslim Mental Health
· Middle East Journal of Positive Psychology