Resilience skills can be learned and using personal strengths is a powerful tool to build resilience skills. Using personal strengths can help clients reduce the impact of a setback, navigate the challenges, and arrive stronger at the other side. Drawing on evidence-based techniques, this training session will show you how to harness clients’ strengths specifically to increase their capacity to overcome challenges and to become more resilient.
The training session will include: (1) a brief overview of the concept of personal strengths in the context of therapy and coaching; (2) guided instructions on how to help clients identify and interpret their personal strengths; (3) a brief outline of the processes and skills that are crucial in building resilience ; and (4) an illustration of the relationship between personal strengths and resilience skills.
The session will then look at the practical application of evidence-based techniques that use personal strengths to reduce depressive symptoms and increase emotional wellbeing, and will then focus on how to harness personal strengths to boost resilience.
Throughout, the training session will include practical examples and participant contribution is encouraged. Participants will also have the opportunity to practice in role-plays and discuss how the newly learned techniques can be incorporated into their practice.
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Renata Porzig-Drummond is a lecturer at the Australian College of Applied Psychology in Sydney, specialising in the fields of mental health and psychology. She uses an interactive presenting style that encourages participation and focuses on the practical relevance of the topic for participants’ context. Renata holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology and a BSc Psychology (Hon) from Macquarie University; a GradDip in Psychology and a BA from the University of Sydney; and a Certificate of Holistic Counselling from Nature Care College. Renata’s research has focused on behaviour change and her research has been published in leading academic journals, including Behaviour Research and Therapy, Australian Social Work and Social Science & Medicine. Renata’s clinical experience includes crisis counselling, psychological assessment, and working with clients with depressive and anxiety disorders, OCD and ADHD. Renata is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the International Coaching Federation (ICF)
“We cannot side-step life’s set-backs and challenges, but we can use our strengths to conquer them." Renata Porzig-Drummond
This seminar has been designed to extend the clinical knowledge and applied skill of Psychologists, Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Coaches, Social Workers and Psychiatrists and Allied Health Professionals.
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