Dr. Farooq Naeem is a Consultant Psychiatry, Schizophrenia Program, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. He is also a staff psychiatrist in Schizophrenia program at the center for addiction and mental health, Toronto.
He was trained in Psychiatry in Merseyside training scheme in Liverpool, England. He completed his MSc in Research Methods in Health and Ph.D. at the Southampton University in England.
Dr. Naeem is also a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. In addition to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for common mental health disorders, he received training in CBT for psychosis from Professor David Kingdon while working as his lecturer during training.
He has pioneered techniques for culturally adapting CBT. These techniques have been used to adapt CBT for a variety of common and severe mental health problems in South Asia, North Africa, the Middle East, and China. He has conducted nearly 20 RCTs along with colleagues from Southampton and Manchester universities in England. He is considered a leader in global mental health.