Trauma and the Resilience Paradox: The Crucial Role of Adaptive Flexibility

This is a 2 hour On Demand Webinar. Access information, resources and CEU information will be available shortly after registration and registrants will be given unlimited access to the recording for a full year.

This webinar was broadcasted live on October 20, 2022 as part of the Collective Trauma Conference

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Decades of research show that response to potentially traumatic events produces various prototypical trajectories of outcome. The most common outcome is a stable trajectory of healthy functioning, or resilience.

Paradoxically, correlations of these patterns say little about who will actually be resilient and who will not. The reason for this is that the challenges presented by highly adverse situations are nearly infinite in their variety. As a result, behaviors and strategies that work in one situation may not work in another. This is the resilience paradox.

In this presentation, we will explore how adaptation to potential trauma events requires flexibility in response.

At the conclusion of this workshop, attendees will be better able to—

  • understand how traumatic events may or may not lead to PTSD
  • understand the key role of flexible self-regulation

George Bonanno is an internationally renowned expert on Trauma and Resilience.

George is Professor of Clinical Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University. He has conducted groundbreaking research on trauma, loss, and other kinds of adversity for over three decades. He was recently honored by the Association for Psychological Science for a “lifetime of intellectual achievements in applied psychological research and their impact on a critical problem in society at large.” George was also honored by the International Positive Psychology Association for “distinguished lifetime contributions to positive psychology.”

George Bonanno’s books include “Other Side of Sadness: What the New Science of Bereavement Tells Us About Life After Loss” and most recently, “The End of Trauma: How the New Science of Resilience is Changing How We Think About PTSD.”

Time Topic Covered
1st hour
  • Resilience (to potential trauma) is common
  • Understanding “key” traits in resilience
2nd hour
  • Understanding flexibility and engaging with stressors to support best responses.

This training offers 2 hours of direct contact (not counting breaks or lunch). It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards/regulatory body to verify CE requirements for their license to practice.

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  • Name of Participant
  • Title of Training
  • Name of Presenter plus their credentials
  • Number of hours of training
  • Date of training
  • Confirmation that you have passed a quiz with at least 80% grade to verify your attendance

Please check carefully with your regulating body/organization that this certificate is sufficient proof for you to claim CEUs.

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This training is aimed at all mental health professionals, including:

  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Clinical and Counselling Psychologists
  • Psychiatric Social Workers
  • Pastoral Counsellors
  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Counsellors
  • Graduate Students in Accredited Programs in the Above Fields
  • case managers
  • licensed professional counsellors
  • all other professionals who would like to develop, update or expand their skills and knowledge in mental health practices

This course is an intermediate-advanced level.

 2 Hour Webinar Rate CAD $99

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