Dr. Ishrat Yousuf

Dr. Ishrat Yousaf

Assistant Professor
PROFILE SUMMARY

I did Ph.D. in Psychology in 2015, where I conducted research on the “Prevalence and assessment of psychological disorders, Suicide risk and social functioning among Pakistani Patients with HIV and AIDS”. I am well versed in Psychological Assessments, cross-cultural adaptation and validation of Psychological assessment tools, evidence based intervention for mental health, different research methods in psychology. I serve as an instructor, researcher, supervisor, and an external evaluator for research thesis working with various higher education institutions. My primary research interests are particularly but not limited to the prevention, assessment, and intervention of mental disorders among youth, patients with HIV/AIDS, people with substance use disorders, and Autism. I am an active member of the American Psychological Association. I have published many peer-reviewed articles in national/international journals. I lead and work on collaborative research projects in the areas of HIV/AIDS and mental health, substance use, and youth mental health. I have continually demonstrated a record of funded research grants as a Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator for projects on a competitive merit from the Higher Education Commission Pakistan. My recent awarded project focuses on the cultural adaptation of mental health intervention, and the development of its android application for primary health care professionals to manage and treat people with substance use disorders in Pakistan.

QUALIFICATION
PhD Psychology University of Peshawar, Pakistan 2015
MSc Clinical Psychology University of Peshawar, Pakistan 2003
MSc Clinical Psychology University of Peshawar, Pakistan 2003
BSc Home Economics University of Peshawar, Pakistan 2002
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
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
External Evaluator of MS Thesis University of Peshawar Since – 2017
External Evaluator of MS Thesis Shahid Benazir Bhutto Women University Peshawar Since – 2019
Reviewer of Journal articles BMJ Open
Visiting Faculty Department of Psychology, National University of Modern Languages Islamabad 2017 – 2017
HONORS & AWARDS
1. Developing Country Scholarship Awarded by “International Council of Psychologists at 74th Annual Conference Yokohama Japan in 2016.
2. Awarded for the Research Project Under Start-Up-Research Grant Program by Higher Education Commission, Pakistan in March, 2016.
3. Award for PhD Studies under “PhD Fellowship for 5000 Scholars” (Indigenous) Scheme, Batch-VI, 2010, Awarded by Higher Education Commission Pakistan.
RESEARCH AREAS / INTERESTS
  1. Clinical & Health Psychology;
  2. Developmental Psychology;
  3. Psychological Assessment;
  4. Mental Health.
JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
1. 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.
2. Zaman, S., Arouj, K., Irfan, S., & Yousaf, I. (submitted Dec. 2019). Maladaptive schema modes as predictors of Post-traumatic stress disorders among Trauma survivors. Journal of Pakistan Medical Association (Manuscript Number JPMA-2020-01-013).
3. 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.
4. 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
1. National conference at Baragali summer campus, University of Peshawar: Yousaf, I. (2017) Paper titled: “Negative Self-beliefs as a barrier towards Career Aspirations” in 2nd National Home Economics Conference “HOME ECONOMICS: EXPANDING NEW HORIZONS”.
2. 74th Annual International Conference Yokohama Japan: Yousaf. I. (2016) paper titled: “Anxiety and Social Functioning among Individuals with HIV and AIDS of Pakistan” at the International Council of Psychologists 74th ICP, Inc. Yokohama Japan.
3. Yousaf, I. (2017). Negative Self-beliefs as a barrier towards Career Aspirations, in 2nd Home Economics Conference “HOME ECONOMICS: EXPANDING NEW HORIZON (22-25 May, 2017).
4. Rizwan, I. (2016). Anxiety and social functioning among individuals with HIV and AIDS. ‘Annual Scientific Conference & Board Meetings’.74th ICP, Inc. Conference, Yokohama Japan.

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