Objectives

Joy Miller, PhD - Survivors, Thriving and Resiliency

  1. Participants will gain an understanding of the definition of striving, thriving, coping strategies, resiliency and "grit."
  2. Participants will attain an understanding of the commonly researched characteristics of those who are termed "resilient."
  3. Attendees will gain an understanding of coping as it specifically relates to problem-focused and emotion-focused strategies, and its integration with resiliency.
  4. Participants will gain an understanding of how resiliency is related to current "positive psychology" and the integration of resiliency training in a clinical practice.
  5. Participants will investigate how these lessons can be transferred to their clinical caseload with clients.

Bryan Robinson PhD- #Chill So You Can Deal: Grass Grows through Concrete

  1. Attendees will gain an understanding of strategies to remain resilient during reactive situations and times of adversity.
  2. Participants will learn tenets of a #Chill self-care plan to help them minimize life's "curveballs" and obstacles that effect their ability to maintain a balance.
  3. Attendees will learn the 8 "C" strategies that will increase their resiliency, balance, and their ability to thrive.
  4. The participants will learn about the utilization of daily meditation, and will gain an understanding of the #C philosophy and its relationship to resiliency.
  5. Participants will investigate how these lessons can be transferred to their clinical caseload with clients.

Monica Parker- Thriving While Surviving: Using Humor to Enhance Your Resiliency

  1. Participants will understand how they can determine their outcome by changing their thoughts and perspective.
  2. Participants will learn creative humorous strategies for changing distorted thinking during times of adversity.
  3. Participants will learn strategies to implement during a "reactive phase" of stress and adversity.
  4. Attendees will understand the correlation between body image, financial debt, self-care and its anchoring effects on negative thought structures.
  5. Participants will investigate how these lessons can be transferred to their clinical caseload with clients.

Michele Sullivan- Looking Up: A New Perspective on Resiliency

  1. The participants will understand how easily they can become anchored in their "perspective" and develop new healthier perspectives.
  2. Attendees will investigate the "power of words" and its lasting implications on our resiliency quotient. The participants will investigate how "titles" and characterizations create distorted thinking, but also have the ability to motivate individuals to "thrive" and become more resilient.
  3. The attendees will examine the importance "building a community" as related to resiliency and thriving.
  4. Participants will gain an understanding the importance of discovering their own personal meaning and purpose, and its relationship to resiliency.
  5. Participants will investigate how these lessons can be transferred to their clinical caseload with clients.

Fritzie Fritzshall- A Survivors' View of Survival and Resiliency

  1. Participants will gain an understanding of coping strategies, and mechanisms used in massive trauma, as experienced during the Holocaust survivor of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp.
  2. Participants will examine the unique strategies utilized to create a resilient soul, despite enduring trauma or adversity.
  3. Participants will have an opportunity to personally investigate their questions related to coping, survival, thriving and resiliency with a Holocaust survivor.
  4. The attendees will learn about the powerful effect of "creating your personal story" as it relates to personal resiliency.
  5. Participants will investigate the use of coping strategies and resiliency in their clinical practice.