Dr. Diana Brecher is the Scholar-in-Residence for Positive Psychology at Ryerson University. She is a clinical psychologist who has been working at Ryerson University since 1991. Diana spent 25 years in the Centre for Student Development and Counselling (CSDC) as a therapist, supervisor and director. As adjunct faculty in the Ryerson Psychology Department, she has taught several graduate courses in CBT and clinical supervision.
Diana’s long-standing interest and certification in Positive Psychology led to developing the ThriveRU program within Student Affairs. For the past three years, she has been training students, faculty, and staff in resilience. She co-developed a course called Thriving in Action which incorporates thriving strategies and learning strategies. Diana’s long term goal is to infuse Ryerson University’s programming, services and curriculum with principles of resilience and flourishing and to help facilitate a cultural change within the university.