Flourish: A Strengths-Based Approach to Foster Resilience & Wellbeing Among University Students

June 11, 2019*

6:30PM – 7:30PM ET


Abstract: The university campus is a fertile setting for students to flourish – i.e., to grow intellectually, socially and emotionally and to translate this growth into action, habit and purpose. This webinar presents Flourish, a collaborative endeavour at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC), Canada.  By systematically identifying academic and character strengths, the program will help you to learn effective stress management, improve your academic performance and boost your overall well-being. Informed by Positive Psychotherapy (PPT; Rashid & Seligman, 2018) approach, and drawing insights from qualitative, quantitative and longitudinal data from more than 3700 students, the webinar will share concrete strategies and skills which can help campuses to foster wellbeing and resilience which in turn can buffer against stress and mental health concerns.  The webinar will also share free online wellbeing assessment and a rich repository of resources.


Presenter Bio: Dr. Tayyab Rashid  is a licensed school and clinical psychologist and an associate faculty member at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC). His expertise includes strengths-based assessment and interventions, positive education, posttraumatic growth and multicultural counselling.  Dr. Rashid worked with individuals experiencing severe trauma, including survivors of the 2004 Asian Tsunami, Syrian refugee families, and journalists who have worked in high conflict zones. Dr. Rashid’s work has been published in academic journals, included in text books of psychiatry and psychotherapy.  Last year, he published his book Positive Psychotherapy, co-authored with Martin Seligman.  Seven translations of this book are currently in the pipeline.  Having trained mental professionals internationally, Dr. Rashid won the Outstanding Practitioner Award (2017) from the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) and Chancellor Award from the University of Toronto.

Host: Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP will host this webinar. Caroline is one of the world’s leading experts on the science behind successful goal-setting and the use of ‘good grit’ to achieve hard things. For more than 30 years, she’s been sharing her research-backed strategies to help people cultivate more grit and dig deeper to clarify and achieve their toughest goals. A Harvard graduate with a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, she has authored six books including Creating Your Best Life and Getting Grit and teaches at Wharton Business School’s Executive Education program. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, BBC, NPR, and CNN.


About the Positive Psychology Leader Series:
The Positive Psychology Leader Series is a member-only program that features virtual presentations, interviews and liveaudience Q&A with leading researchers and practitioners in the field of positive psychology. IPPA members register to attend these free presentations and enjoy unlimited access to more than 45 past webinar recordings in an online archive.

*June 12 in some countries

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