Building Resilience with Young People
Resilience has been described as “adapting well in the face of adversity”. With increasing rates of psychological distress reported by young Australians and the future loss of productivity as a result of mental illness in adolescence estimated to be $25 billion per year, equipping young people with skills to adapt well rather than suffer when challenges arise is beneficial to both individuals and society as a whole.
The objective of this workshop is to provide participants with an understanding of the main theories that underpin the concept of resilience, and knowledge of the factors that impede or build resilience in young people. Participants will be introduced to the area of Positive Psychology and the role it can play in building resilience, along with some practical strategies of how to enhance and measure resilience in young people.
Dr Venning is a lecturer at Flinders University, a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide, an Officer and Clinical Psychologist with the Australian Defence Force, and internationally published author in the area of Positive Psychology.
All participants receive a certificate of participation.
Also available as a non-award topic where students may be eligible for credit towards postgraduate CBT programs.