Episode 1: Little Moments of Light
Within this episode Dr. Michael Ungar shares his wealth of knowledge on the key elements of resilience. His research focuses on the impact of the environment on our resilience. You’ll hear about the complexities of resilience and what healthcare providers can do to support their own resilience.
Michael Ungar, Ph.D.
Dr. Michael Ungar is the founder and Director of the Resilience Research Centre at Dalhousie University. His ground-breaking work as a family therapist and resilience researcher is recognized around the world, with much of that work focused on the resilience of marginalized children and families, and adult populations experiencing mental health challenges at home and in the workplace. His work emphasizes how to use the theory of resilience to increase both individual and institutional agility during crises, with numerous organizations having adopted his concept of resilience as a negotiated process that enhances wellbeing and social responsibility.
Dr. Ungar is the author of 17 books for lay and professional audiences, and over 200 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. These include Change Your World: The Science of Resilience and the True Path to Success, a book for adults experiencing stress at work and at home, and I Still Love You: Nine Things Trouble Teens Need from their Parents. His blog, Nurturing Resilience, can be read on Psychology Today’s website.
Key Topics: Resilience, rugged individualism vs a resourced individual, resilient systems, vicarious resilience, social prescriptions
- Change Your World: The Science of Resilience and the True Path to Success
- Multisystemic Resilience: Adaptation and Transformation in Contexts of Change (OPEN ACCESS Edited Volume)
- Working with Children and Youth with Complex Needs: 20 Skills to Build Resilience (2ndEd.)
- What Works: A Manual for Designing Programs that Build Resilience (Free Download)
- Blog-Nurturing Resilience-hosted by Psychology Today