Dr. Khalid Sohail, who is a psychiatrist, poet and writer earned his degree in medicine (MBBS) from Khyber Medical University, Peshawar in 1974 and completed his residency in Psychiatry at Memorial University, Newfoundland in 1982.
Dr. Khalid Sohail
Dr. Khalid Sohail, who is a psychiatrist, poet and writer earned his degree in medicine (MBBS) from Khyber Medical University, Peshawar in 1974 and completed his residency in Psychiatry at Memorial University, Newfoundland in 1982. From 1983 to 1995 he worked in psychiatric hospitals in Newfoundland, New Brunswick and Ontario.
In 1995, Dr. Sohail, who has a wide range of interests and passions, left the hospital to open the Creative Psychotherapy Clinic in Whitby, Ontario. Dr. Sohail has presented many papers at professional conferences in various countries. Following are the details of his papers;
Mystery of Love: Atlantic Psychiatric Association 1982, Therapy with People Suffering from, Schizophrenia: Canadian Psychiatric Association, Winnipeg, 1992, Therapy with Couples: At International Conference on Divorce, Middle East, 1993, Therapy with Immigrants: At World Psychiatric Conference, Rio de Janeiro, 1994, The Revolving Door: Encounters with the Chronically Mentally Ill; At Ontario Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, 2000, Breaking the Cycle: Encounters With Domestic Violence; At Canadian Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, Vancouver, 2000
Dr. Sohail has several publications on various aspects of therapy:
Schizophrenia: Accepting a Challenge, From One Culture to another (Therapy with Immigrants), Strangers Care (Group Therapy), Mixed Marriages: A 21st Century Phenomenon, Encounters with Depression
He has also published a collection of poems and short stories:
Pages of My Heart (Poetry), Breaking the Chains (Short Stories), A Broken Man (Novella)
In the past few years, his company, Darvesh Films Canada, has made several documentaries on mental health issues:
Intimate Encounters (Mixed Marriages), Mixed Messages (Children of Mixed Marriages), Encounters with Depression, Growing Alone - Growing Together (Therapy with Couples), The Revolving Door: Encounters with the Chronically Mentally Ill, Breaking the Cycle: Encounters with Domestic Violence
Some of the Books by Dr. Sohail:
The Myth of the Chosen One: Serial Killers (April, 2002), The Art of Living in Your Green Zone (October 2002), The Art of Loving in Your Green Zone (2003), The Art of Working in Your Green Zone (2005), Love, Sex and Marriage (2005), Prophets of Violence, Prophets of Peace (2006), The Next Stage of Human Evolution (2012)
Whether through the written word or the moving image, Dr. Sohail has always been interested in sharing his humanistic philosophy about people suffering from mental illness and emotional problems, with other professionals, family members and the community at large. He also believes that learning is a life-long process, and that working together is better than working alone.