Dr Tayyab Rashid, developer of the Strengths-Based Resilience program for school and university students, and author of the Positive Psychotherapy Clinical Handbook talks to Denise about implementing wellbeing work in schools. He emphasises the importance of schools adapting programmes to their context – of adapting and interpreting the work for their students. His respect for the teachers and students that work with his programmes means that he always encourages people to try out elements of the programme, and to keep using them if they find them helpful. Listen to why Tayyab believes loneliness is one of our most pernicious problems, and why connection to self in nature will help.
Dr. Tayyab Rashid is a licensed clinical psychologist at the Health & Wellness Centre, University of Toronto Scarborough. In addition to maintaining an active clinical practice for more than 15 years, Dr.Rashid has established one of the largest, quantitative-qualitative longitudinal database on key indicators in Canada to understand the complex, contextualized and culturally nuanced aspects of mental health of young adults. His book Positive Psychotherapy along with Martin Seligman, is considered the most comprehensive in the field and has been translated in five languages since its publication in late 2018.