Dr. Tayyab Rashid
Dr. Tayyab Rashid is a licensed clinical psychologist and an Associate Faculty at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC). For more than 15 years, Dr. Rashid has worked with individuals experiencing complex mental health issues including severe depression, debilitating anxiety, borderline personality disorder and PTSD using a culturally contextualized strengths-based therapeutic approach. Dr. Rashid has also worked with individuals experiencing severe trauma, including with 9/11 families, survivors of Asian Tsunami of 2004, with refugee families and journalists who have worked in high conflict zones and with survivors of mass shootings. Dr. Rashid has delivered more than fifty invited talks and keynotes and trained mental health professionals and educators internationally. His work has been published in academic journals, included in textbooks of psychiatry and psychotherapy and been featured media. His book Positive Psychotherapy (2018), co-written with Martin Seligman, is considered one of the most comprehensive clinical resources in the field and has been translated into ten languages so far. Dr. Rashid won the Outstanding Practitioner Award (2017) from the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) and Chancellor Award (2018) from the University of Toronto.