Dr. Tayyab Rashid

We are living through a remarkable time. The COVID-19 pandemic has many people feeling anxious, irritable, afraid, or ambivalent. The field of positive psychology has a lot to offer from its scientific insights on human wellbeing and practical applications. That is why IPPA recently offered a four-part webinar series that may help people enhance their psychological immunity through evidence-based skills that are inclusive, adaptive, and pragmatic.*


“Resilience in a pandemic: Tuning into your narrative of loss and growth.”
Recorded on May 4, 2020

“Harnessing your strengths to tolerate anxiety and build resilience.”
Recorded May 13, 2020

“Restoring and deepening your relationships with gratitude, kindness, and forgiveness.”
Recorded May 18, 2020

“Searching for the silver lining to build a better tomorrow.”
Recorded May 21, 2020


About the presenter: 

Dr. Tayyab Rashid is a licensed clinical psychologist at the University of Toronto Scarborough, Canada, and the Director of Practice at IPPA. He co-created Positive Psychotherapy, along with Dr. Martin Seligman.   Dr. Rashid’s work has been published in academic journals, included in textbooks of psychiatry and psychotherapy, and has also been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Maclean’s magazine, Canadian Broadcasting Cooperation (CBC) and at TEDx. His book Positive Psychotherapy along with Martin Seligman is considered the most comprehensive in the field and has been translated in several languages since its publication in late 2018. Dr. Rashid has established arguably the largest, quantitative-qualitative longitudinal database on key indicators in Canada to understand the complex, contextualized, and culturally nuanced aspects of the mental health of young adults. Dr. Rashid has recently won the Outstanding Practitioner Award from the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA; 2017) and Chancellor Award from the University of Toronto (2018).

About IPPA:

IPPA is the preeminent global leader in promoting the science of positive psychology and the research-based applications that help humans and communities thrive. IPPA connects a worldwide network of scholars, practitioners, and students who move the field forward. Therapists, scholars, educators, practitioners, and anyone with an interest in positive psychology are encouraged to learn more about the professional development and educational opportunities that come with an IPPA membership. Visit www.ippanetwork.org.
*This free educational webinar series provides attendees with an opportunity to learn and share positive psychology-based ideas to cope with pandemic related concerns and develop resilience. This webinar series is not a substitute for professional therapeutic care attendees may need. The facilitator(s) of this webinar series and IPPA recognize that attendees may need resources beyond this webinar series to meet their specific needs. Therefore, we will encourage attendees to seek additional and appropriate professional services outside of this webinar series to address any concerns, when necessary.


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