Interview with Dr. Tayyab Rashid: Positive Clinical Psychology's Founder

Tayyab Rashid

Abstract


In this volume of the Middle East Journal of Positive Psychology, we explore the views, hopes, and current research agendas of those working to advance knowledge in the field of positive psychology within the MENA region, or with those who research aspects of culture and religion relevant to it. We uncover their thoughts on the current status of knowledge as well as what opportunities and pitfalls exist. Here, we discuss with Dr. Tayyab Rashid, his thoughts on what a positive clinical psychology might look like in the region and other cultural considerations when it comes to using the science of positive psychology.

Keywords


positive psychology; positive clinical psychology; resilience; strengths; university

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Publications of Interest

Rashid, T., Howes, R., & Louden, R. (2017). Positive psychotherapy. In M. Slad, L. Oades, & A. Jarden (Eds.), Wellbeing, recovery and mental health (pp. 112-132). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

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