R2 Resilience Expert Training Course
Presented by Dr. Michael Ungar
Throughout this fast-paced, story-filled series of workshops, Dr. Ungar will inspire participants to shift their focus from people’s problems to their capacity to cope with adversity by becoming more rugged and better resourced, an approach Dr. Ungar and his team call R2 Resilience©. Participants will develop expertise in how to nurture resilience with individuals, families, organizations and their communities.
Eight topics will be covered that reflect three decades of Dr. Ungar’s work as a clinician and community developer, as well as build on lessons learned from his research on five continents.
A four session R2 Resilience expert training program with Dr. Michael Ungar covering 15 hours of instruction. Training will be held virtually via Zoom, once per week, over a four week period. Sessions will be recorded and made available to participants*.
* Participants must attend at least half of the live sessions to complete course.
Next available course:
8:00 am – 12:00 pm (with breaks) (Toronto / New York time) October 7, 15, 21, 29
What Participants Will Learn
Upon completion of the course and four short assignments, a certificate will be provided so that participants can apply for continuing education units.
In addition, participants who complete the course and the assignments will be eligible to access training materials developed by Dr. Ungar and his colleagues at the Resilience Research Centre and use these in their own work with individuals and communities.
Who Should Attend?
The workshop will be of interest to: (1) anyone working in human services, including mental health professionals such as social workers, psychologists and addictions counselors, community developers, human resource professionals, life coaches, and medical professionals in fields like nursing and occupational therapy; and (2) individuals with an interest in resilience as a tool for personal and social transformation.
Some of the R2 Resilience program affiliates:
Dr. Michael Ungar
Michael Ungar, Ph.D., is a Family Therapist and Professor of Social Work at Dalhousie University where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Child, Family and Community Resilience. His ground-breaking work is recognized around the world and includes consultation and training with mental health care providers, schools, and Fortune 500 companies like Unilever and Cigna, as well as thought leaders such as the Boston Consulting Group and Canvas8. His work emphasizes how to use the theory of resilience to increase both individual and institutional agility during crises, with numerous NGOs and businesses adopting his concept of resilience as a negotiated process that enhances client and employee well-being and corporate social responsibility.
Dr. Ungar has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on the subject of resilience and is the author of 16 books for mental health professionals, researchers and parents. 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 Multisystemic Resilience: Adaptation and Transformation in Contexts of Change, an open access edited volume with contributors from a dozen diverse disciplines ranging from epigenetics and psychology to architecture and computing science. His blog, Nurturing Resilience, can be read on Psychology Today’s website.
To view a sample of Dr. Ungar’s work, please go to his website www.michaelungar.com.
Dr. Ungar’s Recent Works
Blog: Nurturing Resilience – hosted by Psychology Today www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/nurturing-resilience