Fostering Resilience

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Fostering Resilience

Registration closes:
Oct 19, 2022 at 12:00 pm
Facilitator(s): Tania Johnson
Date:October 19, 2022
Time:4:00 pm to 6:00 pm MTN
Cost:
  • $25.00 (CAD)
Location: Virtual
Type:
Webinar
Course code: 23-MH-060-CARC

Target Audience

Teachers, educational assistants, parents, caregivers

About this learning opportunity

Although individual temperament plays a factor in resiliency, it is primarily a learned skill. As Dr. Ungar, from the Resilience Research Centre, states: “Resilience is both the capacity of individuals to navigate their way to the psychological, social, cultural and physical resources that sustain their well-being, and their capacity individually and collectively to negotiate for these resources in culturally meaningful ways” (http;//resilienceresearch.org). Resiliency is the ability to embrace a world-view that boosts psychological well-being, while also developing interpersonal skills that promote connection and joy.

Tania Johnson will look at the key factors that nurture resiliency in youth. The science of resiliency will be discussed before exploring concrete tools and strategies to increase meaning, connection, self-belief, a growth mindset, and emotional literacy in youth. This proactive workshop focuses on helping youth to thrive!

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

I am a Registered Psychologist and a Registered Play Therapist. I completed my undergraduate studies in South-Africa before engaging in a one year, full time internship in Chicago at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. In 2012, I received my Masters of Counselling from City University of Seattle. During my Master’s degree, I worked both on the front lines and as a counsellor with foster and adoptive families who faced a range of emotional, behavioural and cognitive challenges.

Since completing my degree, I have worked in a private practice setting with children, teens, adults and families. I work primarily from an attachment based perspective. This means that I work with clients to explore how early relationships affect how we come to understand our self, other people and the world.

It is an honour to work with clients and families to create a space for lasting change. I endeavour to always approach my clients with respect, honesty, integrity and warmth.