Dr. Ishrat Yousaf

Assistant Professor

Dr. Ishrat Yousaf received her doctorate in Psychology from the Department of Psychology, University of Peshawar, Pakistan in 2015 and joined academia as a faculty member. Since 2015, she has been appointed as an Assistant Professor and earned 9 years of work experience in multiple Higher education institutions. During this period, she has voluminous contribution to higher education. Since 2019, she has been appointed as an Assistant Professor at the Capital University of Science and Technology. She remained involved in research grants and has been awarded for several research projects as a Principal Investigator, and Co-principal Investigator on competitive merit from Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. She led and work on collaborative research projects in the areas of HIV/AIDS and mental health; contextualizing and developing an adapted e-health intervention for improving care for youth with substance use disorder; and developing indigenous intervention for youth to reduce psychological disorders to prevent and promote mental wellbeing in project as a Co-PI. Dr. Yousaf’s research interests are in the areas of health and clinical Psychology, particularly in the prevention, assessment and intervention of mental health among youth, patients with HIV/AIDS, substance use disorders, and neurodevelopmental disorders.

PhD Psychology University of Peshawar, Pakistan 2015
MSc Clinical Psychology University of Peshawar, Pakistan 2003
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
APA Member American Psychological Association (2022 – 2023)
2. Health
3. Suicide Prevention, Assessment and Intervention
4. Clinical Psychology
1. MS Impact of Perceived Ease of Use and Perceived Usefulness of Enterprise Resource Planning, System adoption on End User Acceptance
2. BS Personality traits as predictors of Internet Addiction and procrastination among University Students
3. BS Role of Self-efficacy, Impostor Phenomenon and Career Aspiration of University Students
4. BS Association between Screen Time, Green Time with Psychological Wellbeing and academic Performance among University Students
5. BS Psychometric evaluation of the Urdu Translated Version of Anxiety Scale for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
6. BS Association between Tobacco smoking, Mental Health Problems, and Demographic Characteristics of Unemployed University Graduates
7. BS Impact of Problematic Use of smartphone on Behavioral Problems and Quality of Life of Adolescents
8. BS Association between self-efficacy, Resilience, and Psychological Wellbeing among Adolescents
9. BS Internet Addiction, Emotional Instability and academic performance among Adolescents
10. BS Association between Cyberbullying Victimization, Anxiety, Depression and Self-Esteem among University Students
11. BS Social media addiction as a risk factor for psychological distress, anxiety and depression among adolescents
12. BS Relationship between Pet Attachment, Pet Bereavement, and Mental Health (Stress, Anxiety and Depression) among Pet Owners
13. BS Association between Instagram Addiction, Quality of Peer Relationship, and social Anxiety among Youth
14. BS Relationship between social support, Mental wellbeing and Work Life Balance among Working Women
1Yousaf, 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.2022.1516062022
2Naeem, 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-01-2020-00042021
3Aqeel, 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-10-2020-00952021
4Zaman, 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.01-0132021
5Rizwan, I & Irshad, E. (2015). Suicide Risk among individuals with HIV/AIDS. Bahria journal of professional psychology, Bahria University,Vol. 14, No. 1:1-212015
6Rizwan, I & Irshad, E. (2012). Post-traumatic stress disorders and depression among patients suffering from HIV/AIDS. Journal the Dialogue, Vol. VII. No. 4, 393- 4142012
7Haqqani, S., Sabahat, N. U., Fatima, T., Khan, M., & Yousaf, I. (2024). Indigenous Conceptualization of Depression and Anxiety: FGDs with Pakistani Youth and Health Practitioners. Kurdish Studies, 12(4), 997-1008.2024
8Haqqani, S., Fatima, T., Sabahat, N. U., Naeem, M., Khan, M., & Yousaf, I. (2024). Development of Wellness Guide: A Guided Self-Help Indigenous Intervention for Reducing Depression, and Anxiety and Enhancing wellbeing of Pakistani Youth. Kurdish Studies, 12(4), 699–70.2024
9Haqqani, S., Naeem, M., Fatima, T., Sabahat, N. U., & Yousaf, I. (2024). Depression, Anxiety, Stress and Wellbeing of Young Psychology Students in Pakistan: A Cross-Sectional Descriptive Study. Migration Letters, 21(S10), 100–108.2024
10Yousaf, I., Perwez, D. S., & Rahim, D. S. (2024). Association Between Cyberbullying Victimization, Anxiety, Depression And Self-Esteem Among University Students. Migration Letters, 21(S8), 282–291.2024
11Parwez, S., Khurshid, S., & Yousaf, I. (2023). Impact of Procrastination on Self-esteem of College and University Students of Khyber Pukhtunkwa. Multicultural Education, Vol. 9(4).2023

1Yousaf, I., & Haqqani, S. (2024). Indigenous Conceptualization of Depression and Anxiety: FGDs with Pakistani Youth and Health Practitioners. 3rd International Social Sciences Congress2024
2Rizwan, 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.2016
3Yousaf, I, & Qaiser, M. (2017). Negative Self-beliefs as a barrier towards Career Aspirations” in 2nd National Home Economics Conference “HOME ECONOMICS: EXPANDING NEW HORIZON at 2nd National Home Economic Conference (2017).2017


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