W-09: Understanding and Applying Resilience Strategies with Students, Faculty and Administration

9:00AM-5:00PM | Regency C

The study of resilience has expanded significantly in the last thirty years, particularly focused on applying resilience strategies to improve stress hardiness and quality of life.  The impetus for this research has primarily been work with children experiencing emotional, developmental, behavioral or trauma related problems. The resilience field has increasingly focused on identifying those variables that predict resilience or stress hardiness in the face of adversity as well as developing models for assessment and effective application. A number of excellent longitudinal studies have demonstrated that the very same qualities that enhance and support resilience in youth at risk also apply to the general population of both children and adults. In this full day workshop, Dr. Goldstein will review scientific evidence of risks in childhood and the importance and effectiveness of resilience, the available research concerning definition, assessment and teaching resilient strategies as well as the application of these phenomena within the person, family and community. Dr. Goldstein will discuss the relevant variables influencing resiliency including temperament, mindset, family, development and professional relationships as well as the impact of the extended community in shaping and reinforcing a resilient mindset. He will offer a framework taking into account a range of biological, psychological and social factors, each with multi-directional influence in contributing not just to adequate functioning but flourishing over time.  Dr. Goldstein will offer a set of guidelines to harness the power of resilience in shaping a stress hardy mindset in students, educators and administrators.

Sam Goldstein, PhD, is a neuropsychologist with areas of specialization in school psychology, child development and neuropsychiatric disorders. He is licensed as a psychologist and certified as a developmental disabilities evaluator in Utah. Dr. Goldstein has authored 50 books and 50 chapters/peer reviewed research articles. He currently serves as editor in chief for the Journal of Attention Disorders and sits on the editorial boards for six peer reviewed journals.

This workshop is sponsored by MHS.

Note: Workshop handouts will be placed online prior to the event. CASP will charge $10 per day for anyone requesting printed handouts.
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