Dr. Ishrat Yousuf

Dr. Ishrat Yousaf

Assistant Professor
PROFILE SUMMARY

She received her Ph.D. degree in 2015 in Psychology and is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at CUST, Islamabad. Since 2015, she has served as an instructor and researcher in multiple culturally diverse and dynamic HEIs, including both Public and Private Universities. She has proven expertise in delivering educational and research knowledge related to all aspects of Applied and Clinical Psychology. Having spent the last eight years in academic institutions, she values the importance of education, mentorship, and outside learning opportunities provided to students.She has a demonstrated commitment and proficiency in research, primarily in the area of health and clinical psychology. Her primary research interests are particularly but not limited to the assessment, prevention, and intervention of mental disorders in youth, people with HIV/AIDS, and substance use disorders. She has been awarded several research grants as a Principal Investigator on competitive merit from HEC. She leads and works on collaborative research projects as a PI on “eHealth supported intervention for improving care for young people with substance use disorders,” on “Adherence to antiretroviral treatment among HIV/AIDS”; and as a Co-PI on “developing interventions for reducing anxiety and depression among youth” to promote mental wellbeing.

QUALIFICATION
PhD Psychology University of Peshawar, Pakistan 2015
MSc Clinical Psychology University of Peshawar, Pakistan 2003
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Assistant Professor Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST), Islamabad Since – 2019
Assistant Professor Foundation University Rawalpindi Campus, Islamabad 2019 – 2019
Assistant Professor Iqra University Islamabad 2016 – 2018
Assistant Professor Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi 2015 – 2016
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES
APA Member American Psychological Association
RESEARCH AREAS / INTERESTS
1. HIV/AIDS
2. Autism
3. Suicide Assessment and Prevention
4. Substance Use
RESEARCH SUPERVISION
1. MS Impact of Perceived Ease of Use and Perceived Usefulness of Enterprise Resource Planning System Adoption on End User Acceptance
JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
Yousaf, I., & Haqqani, S. (2022). HIV Treatment Adherence Self-efficacy Scale for Pakistani HIV/AIDS Patients: Translation and Psychometric Evaluation. Applied Nursing Research, Vol.66, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apnr.2022.151606
Naeem, B., Aqeel, M., Maqsood, A., Yousaf, I., Ehsan, S. (2021). Psychometric properties of the revised Urdu version dyadic adjustment scale for evaluating marital relationship quality between madrassa and non-madrassa married women. International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJHRH-01-2020-0004
Aqeel, M., Abbas, J., Shuja, K., H., Rehna, T., Ziapour, A., Yousaf, I., & karamat, T. (2021). The Influence of Illness Perception, Anxiety and Depression Disorders on Students Mental Health during COVID-19 Outbreak in Pakistan: A Web-Based Cross-Sectional Survey. International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare.Vol. 15 No. 1, pp. 17-30. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJHRH-10-2020-0095.
Zaman, S., Arouj, K., Irfan, S., & Yousaf, I. (2021). Maladaptive schema modes as predictors of Post-traumatic stress disorders among Trauma survivors. Journal of Pakistan Medical Association, Vol. 71, No.7. https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.01-013.
Rizwan, I & Irshad, E. (2015). Suicide Risk among individuals with HIV/AIDS. Bahria journal of professional psychology, Bahria University,Vol. 14, No. 1:1-21.
Rizwan, I & Irshad, E. (2012). Post-traumatic stress disorders and depression among patients suffering from HIV/AIDS. Journal the Dialogue, Vol. VII. No. 4, 393- 414.
CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS
Rizwan, I., & Irshad, E. (2016). Anxiety and social functioning among individuals with HIV and AIDS. ‘Annual Scientific Conference & Board Meetings’.74th ICP, Inc. Conference, Yokohama Japan.
Yousaf, I, & Qaiser, M. (2016). Negative Self-beliefs as a barrier towards Career Aspirations” in 2nd National Home Economics Conference “HOME ECONOMICS: EXPANDING NEW HORIZON.

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