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As a therapist by heart, and researcher by head, at the Health & Wellness Centre, University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC), I try to integrate symptoms with strengths, resources with risks, weaknesses with values, and hope with regrets. I have tried to do the same with the 9/11 families, with survivors of Asian tsunami.

I have shared insights from these connections through training at diverse settings including Kings College, UK, University of Maastricht, U of Paris, Princeton University, Wellington College, UK, Geelong Grammar School, Australia. Some of these insights have also made into peer reviewed journals, book chapters and have also caught the attention of Wall Street Journal, Psychology Today, Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and TEDx. Guided by Sufi & Yogic philosophies, I humbly but actively search for the half-full portion of the proverbial glass to help my clients explore what makes life worth living.

- Tayyab Rashid, Ph.D. C. Psych.


Tayyab Rashid - Resume
Tayyab Rashid - Publications
Positive Psychotherapy for Psychosis: A Clinician's Guide and Manual

Tayyab Rashid at TEDxUTSC
Tayyab Rashid at Crescent School
CICMH (Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health: Webinar Building Strengths Based Resilience in Students

Featured Work

Healthy Minds
As U of T responds to a rise in mental health needs on campus, a powerful source of help emerges: students themselves.

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Building on strengths can be as effective as treating symptoms

Strengths Based Resilience

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