Nurturing Family Resilience Through a Strengths-Based Framework
August 22 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDTFree
About This Webinar:
Highly stressful adverse situations impact the whole family; in turn, how families deal with their challenges can facilitate positive adaptation for all members, their relationships, and the family unit.
This webinar will present core principles and guidelines in Dr. Walsh’s research-informed Family Resilience Practice Framework, identifying key relational processes that couples and families can build for resilience through difficult times. Discussion, with illustrations, will highlight the core strengths — shared beliefs, practices, and resources — that facilitate coping and positive growth: (a) in rebounding from crisis, trauma, and loss; (b) in navigating disruptive family transitions; and (c) in weathering persistent multi-stress conditions. In strengthening their resilience, families gain deeper bonds, more effective functioning, greater wellbeing, and enhanced capacities to overcome future life challenges.
Co-Founder & Co-Director, Chicago Center for Family Health and Firestone Professor Emerita at the University of Chicago
Dr. Walsh is the foremost expert on family resilience, with extensive experience in situations of trauma and complicated loss; disruptive family transitions; and multi-stress, chronic conditions. Her research-informed family resilience framework is widely applied in research, clinical practice, and community-based services. Her collaborative, multi-level systemic practice approach integrates developmental, relational, socio-cultural, and multi-faith spiritual perspectives.
Dr. Walsh, a Clinical Psychologist, is Past President, American Family Therapy Academy; Past Editor, Journal of Marital & Family Therapy; and recipient of many awards for her distinguished contributions to the mental health field. With 120+ scholarly publications, her books, most notably, Strengthening Family Resilience (3rd ed., 2016); and Normal Family Processes (4th ed., 2016), have been translated in many languages. She is a valued speaker and consultant nationally and internationally.
Dr. Walsh received her BA degree (honors, in Psychology), the University of California, Berkeley; MSW, Smith College; and PhD. (Human Development & Behavioral Sciences), the University of Chicago.
Continuing Education (CE) Credit
Programming approval for 1.5 CEU credits will be obtained for Social Work, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists from the UT Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work. Check with your state licensing agency for reciprocity and/or credit approval if licensed for other professions or in one of the following states: CO, FL, HI, IA, KS, KY, MI, NY, ND, OH, OK
MFLN will be offering 1.5 Contact Hours/.1 CEU from the National Council on Family Relations to Certified Family Life Educators (CFLE).
This program has been submitted to the Commission for Case Manager Certification for approval to provide board certified case managers with 1.5 clock hours.
Certificates of completion are available for providers interested in documenting their professional development activities.