Yaser Teebi is a Clinical Psychologist and Gerontologist specialising in Geriatrics and Gerontology, and currently working at a Leading Rehabilitation Hospital in Malta. Yaser is a 3-time graduate, having read and obtained a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) degree, a Master of Gerontology and Geriatrics degree, and a Master of Psychology in Clinical Psychology degree, all with Merit and all at the University of Malta. During these studies, Yaser has researched a wide variety of issues pertaining to old age, including Depression in the oldest-old (90+), chronic pain, as well as grief and bereavement. He is currently reading for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree in Clinical Psychology and Geriatrics at the University of Birmingham, with his thesis focusing on Awareness in Dementia.
He has worked with a variety of complex issues and adult age groups, including chronic pain, mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, trauma, loss, grief and bereavement, relationships and cognitive impairment. Yaser is passionate about using a person-centred approach to therapy, incorporating a wide range of compassion and solution-focused and evidence-based psychological interventions that are tailored for the individual.
Yaser has served as the EFPSA representative on the Standing Committee for GeroPsychology within the European Federation of Psychologists’ Association for 2 years, and contributed to the development of Geriatric research across Europe. He is now also a proud member of the Maltese division on the Promotion for Geriatrics in Countries Where it is Still Emerging - a COST programme. He is a Mental Health First Aider, a Memory Trainer Certified by the European Federation of Older Persons and is trained in Conflict Resolution, having obtained a certificate from the University of California.
He also holds a number of memberships, namely being a Full Member of the Malta Chamber of Psychologists, a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society’s Clinical Division, a Graduate Member of the Psychological Society of Ireland and an Honourary Member of the Association for Psychological Science.