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    In Psychiatry (Fourth Edition) by A. Tasman., J. Kay, J. Lieberman, M. First & M. Riba (Eds): Wiley-Blackwell.
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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: