Tayyab Rashid, Ph.D. C. Psych. | Licensed Clinical Psychologist


Peer Reviewed Publications

  1. Uliaszek, A. A., Rashid, T., Williams, G. E., & Gulamani, T. (2016). Group therapy for university students: A randomized control trial of dialectical behavior therapy and positive psychotherapy. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 77, 78-85.

  2. Riches, S., Schrank, B., Rashid, T., Slade, M. (2016). WELLFOCUS PPT: Modifying Positive Psychotherapy for Psychosis Psychotherapy. Psychotherapy, 53(1), 68-77.

  3. Rashid, T. (2015). Positive Psychotherapy: Integrating symptoms and strengths Toward Client Well-being. New Jersey Psychologist, 55, 3, 25-27.

  4. Rashid, T. & Kostouros, P. (2015). Campus Mental Health. Communiqué, 15(2), 13.

  5. Rashid, T. (2015). Positive psychotherapy: A strength-based approach. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 10 , 25-40.

  6. Drvaric, L., Gerritsen, C., Rashid, T., Bagby, R. M., & Mizrahi, R. (2015). High stress, low resilience in people at clinical high risk for psychosis: Should we consider a strengths-based approach? Canadian Psychology 56(3), 332-347.

  7. Schrank, B., Riches, S., Coggins, T., Rashid, T., Tylee, A., Slade, M. (2014). WELLFOCUS PPT - modified Positive Psychotherapy to improve well-being: study protocol for pilot randomised controlled. Trials, 15(1): 203.

  8. Bertisch, H., Rath, J., Long, C., Ashman, T., & Rashid, T. (2014). Positive psychology in rehabilitation medicine: A brief report. NeuroRehabilitation. 4(3):573-85.

  9. Niemiec, R. M., Rashid, T., & Spinella, M. (2012). Strong mindfulness: Integrating mindfulness and character strengths. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 34, 240-253.

  10. McGrath, R. Rashid, T., Peterson, C & Park, N. (2010). Is Optimal Functioning a Distinct State?  The Humanistic Psychologist, 38, 159 – 169.

  11. Rashid, T. (2009). Positive Interventions in Clinicat Practice, Journal of Clinicat Psychology, 65, 461-466.

  12. Rashid, T. (2009). Strength-Based Assessment in Clinical Practice, Journal of Clinical Psychology, 65, 488-498.

  13. Rashid, T. (2008). Positive Psychotherapy (PPT). Psychotherapist, 39, Autumn Issue, 12-13.

  14. Seligman, M. E. P., Rashid, T. & Parks, A.C. (2006). Positive Psychotherapy. American Psychologist, 61,774-788.

  15. McGrath, R., Rashid, T., Hayman, J., & Pogge, D. L. (2002). A Comparison of MMPI-2 High point coding Strategies. Journal of Personality Assessment, 79, 243-256.

  16. Sigal, J., Gibbs, M. S, Goodrich, C., Rashid , T., Anjum, A., Hsu, D., Perrino, C. S., Boratav, H. B., Carson-Arenas, A, Baarsen, b. V., Der Pligt, J. V., Pan, W. (2005).
    Cross-Cultural Reactions to Academic Sexual Harassment: Effects of Individualist vs. Collectivist Culture and Gender of Participants, Sex Roles, 52, 201-215.

Peer-reviewed Journals, Editorial and Reviewer Experience

  1. Rashid, T. (2016). Positive Psychotherapy: Nuances of Clinical Practice. In A. Wood & J. Johnson (2016). The Handbook of Positive Clinical Psychology: An Integrative Approach to Studying and Improving Well-being, Wiley. New York.

  2. Rashid, T, Summers, R. & Seligman, M.E.P (2015). Positive Psychology; Chapter 30, pp-489-499., In Psychiatry (Fourth Edition) by A. Tasman., J. Kay, J. Lieberman, M. First & M. Riba (Eds): Wiley-Blackwell.

  3. Rashid, T. (2015) Strength-Based Assessment, in Positive Psychology in Practice: Promoting Human Flourishing in Work, Health, Education, and Everyday Life, Second Edition (ed. S. Joseph), pp. 519-544. Wiley, Hoboken, NJ, USA.

  4. Rashid, T., Anjum, A., Chu, R., Stevanovski, S., Zanjani, A. & Lennex, C. (2014). Strength Based Resilience: Integrating Risk and Resources towards holistic Wellbeing in G. A. Fava & C. Ruini (eds)'s Increasing Psychological Well-being Across Cultures (pp. 153-176). The Netherlands: Springer.

  5. Rashid, T., & Ostermann, R. F. (2014). Positive Psychotherapy: Strength-Based Assessment in Clinical Practice. In D. Wedding & R.J. Corsini’s Case Studies in Psychotherapy, Seventh Edition, (pp.193-203). Stamford, CT: Cengage.

  6. Rashid, T., Anjum, A., Lennex, C., Quinlin, D., Niemiec, R., Mayerson, D., Kazemi, F. (2013). Assessment of Positive Traits in Children and Adolescents in C. Proctor & P.A. Linley (eds.), Research, Applications, and Interventions for Children and Adolescents: A Positive Psychology Perspective. (pp. 81-114). The Netherlands: Springer.

  7. Rashid, T., & Seligman, M. E. P. (2013). Positive Psychotherapy. In D. Wedding & R. J. Corsini (Eds.), Current Psychotherapies (pp. 461-498). Belmont, CA: Cengage.

  8. Rashid, T. (2013). Positive in Practice: Positive Psychotherapy. In S. David, I. Boniwell, & A.C. Ayer’s Oxford Handbook of Happiness (pp. 978-993). Oxford, U.K: Oxford University Press.

  9. Rashid, T. (2008). Positive Psychotherapy. In Lopez, S. J. (Ed.) Positive psychology: Exploring the best in people. (Vol. IV; pp. 188-217) Westport, CT: Praeger.

  10. Fazio, R., Rashid, T., & Hayward, H. (2008). Growth from Trauma, Loss, and Adversity: A Choice Worth Making. In Lopez, S. J. (Ed.) Positive psychology: Exploring the best in people. (Vo. III; pp.1-27), Westport, CT: Praeger.

  11. Rashid, T., & Anjum, A. (2008). Positive psychotherapy for young adults and children.  In J. R. Z. Abela & B. L. Hankin (Eds.), Depression in Children and Adolescents: Causes, Treatment and Prevention (pp. 250–287). Guilford Press.
    New York. 

Encyclopedic & Dictionary Entries & Newsletters

  • Rashid, T. (2013). Assessing Strengths in Clinical Practice. In J. Norcross (ed.), Psychologists' Desk Reference (Third Edition), CT: Oxford.
  • Rashid, T. & Niemiec, R. M. (2013). Character Strengths. In A. Michalos (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research. New York: Springer Science & Business Media.
  • Rashid, T. (2012). Positive Psychotherapy, International Positive Psychology Association Newsletter, Vol.5, issue. 3.
  • Rashid, T. (2008). Positive Psychotherapy. In Lopez, S. J. (Ed.) Positive psychology: Exploring the best in people. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Company.
  • Rashid, T. (2009). Positive Psychotherpay. In S. J. Lopez, (Ed.), Encyclopedia of positive psychology. (pp. 749-752). Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Rashid, T. (2009). Authentic Happiness. In S. J. Lopez, (Ed.), Encyclopedia of positive psychology. (pp. 71-75). UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.


Peer-reviewed Journals, Editorial and Reviewer Experience

  1. Guest Editor: Journal of Clinical Psychology, In Session, May, 2009

  2. Ad hoc Journal Reviewer for Psychological Assessment, Journal of Positive Psychology, Journal of Well-being.


Tayyab's interview the Ben Dean (Mentor coach) :

Positive Psychotherapy by Tayyab Rashid [From Rashid, T. (2008). Positive Psychotherapy. In Lopez, S. J. (Ed.) Positive psychology: Exploring the best in people. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Company.]

For more than a century, clients have gone to psychotherapists to discuss their troubles, relying on the largely untested belief that discussing troubles is curative. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people attend workshops, retreats, camps, and courses, engaging in numerous brands of psychotherapy, mostly to repair wounds, deficits, and disorders. In all of these interventions, positives are rarely the focus and never are they systematically so. Therapies that attend explicitly to the strengths of clients are rare. One empirically validated psychotherapy that does attend to patients' strengths is positive psychotherapy (PPT).

PPT is an approach that explicitly builds positive emotions, strengths, and meaning in a client's life to undo psychopathology and promote happiness. In this chapter I argue that psychotherapy needs to go beyond negatives and also should cultivate positives.

Story of Growth from Loss by Tayyab Rashid

OTHERS(S) - Optimism and Hope
Colorful falling leaves of autumn remind me both beauty and finality of life. One such fall, back in 1999, the second year [of] my graduate school, was filled with black color of grief for me. Within a span of 18 days, I lost both of my parents, in Pakistan, some 8, 000 miles away, where they raised me with joy until I came to America in 1997 for graduate studies. I had visited them in early fall, 1999, because both were not doing very well but I was sent back to America, optimistically reassured by my elder siblings that my parents are just a bit sick and frail due to aging (folks in 50s are considered aging in Pakistan where average life expectancy is 45) and will be fine.

340 Ways to Use VIA Character Strengths by Tayyab Rashid & Afroze Anjum University of Pennsylvania © 2005, Tayyab Rashid: