Tayyab Rashid

Position: Clinical & School Psychologist
Health & Wellness Center

Tayyab Rashid, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical and school psychologist and works at the Health & Wellness Centre, University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC). For more than 15 years, using a culturally contextualized strengths-based approach, Dr. Rashid has developed strengths-based and positive psychology-informed therapeutic approaches such as Positive Psychotherapy, Strengths-Based Resilience (SBR) and conducted large-scale longitudinal research on the Flourishing of young adults. Having trained mental health professionals and educators internationally and worked with trauma survivors, Dr. Rashid is the recipient of the Outstanding Practitioner Award (2017) from the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA). Currently, he co-chairs Campus Mental Health, a Canadian Community of Practice, and is Director of Practice with the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA). Dr. Rashid’s clinical research has been published in academic journals and in textbooks of psychiatry and psychotherapy. His book, Positive Psychotherapy, with Dr. Martin Seligman, has been translated into several languages. Dr. Rashid collaborates with Human Flourishing Program colleagues to explore Muslim conceptualizations of wellbeing, develop therapeutic interventions for survivors of childhood sexual abuse, and empirically untangle symptoms of complex trauma from underlying moral injury and mental health issues.

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