Warning! This workshop may turn your clinical framework on its head! Through stories from practice and findings from resilience studies around the world, find out why helping people build inner toughness through individual-oriented methods, such as positive thinking, almost always fails to produce long-term change. Instead, helping them change the world around them and become better resourced in their communities and workplaces is the most effective path to improving their well-being. Learn a culturally sensitive approach to building resilience based on the science of personal and social transformation. You’ll explore:
- The difference between “rugged” individuals and “resourced” individuals and why resourced ones do better long term
- How to help clients integrate the 12 kinds of resources they need for resilience into their lives
- Specific strategies to bring about sustainable, lasting change, even for clients with complex needs
- How to apply the Adult Resilience Measure, a validated tool for assessing clients’ internal and external strengths
- Ideas for making resilience-promoting resources more accessible to everyone
Michael Ungar, PhD, is a family therapist and international researcher on resilience. His latest book, Change Your World: The Science of Resilience and the True Path to Success, tackles the myth that self-help can change lives on its own.