Sam Goldstein

ExAdjunct Assistant Professor, University of Utah School of Medicine and Clinical Director of the Neurology Learning and Behavior Center

Resilience Isn’t Just for Students: Harnessing the Power of Resilience in Your Personal and Professional Life

Monday, October 19, 2:30-3:30 pm. Imperial Ballroom C.

The study of resilience has expanded significantly in the last 20 years. The impetus for this research has primarily been work with children experiencing emotional, developmental, behavioral, or traumatic problems. The field has increasingly focused on identifying variables that predict resilience in the face of adversity and developing models for effective application. A number of longitudinal studies are now demonstrating that the qualities that enhance and support resilience in youth also apply in the adult years. Dr. Goldstein will briefly review the evidence demonstrating the importance and effectiveness of resilience, the research concerning applying and teaching resilience strategies, and the application of these qualities within the person, family and environment in the lives of educators. He will offer a framework taking into account a range of biological, psychological and social factors, each with multi-directional influence in contributing to not just adequate functioning but flourishing over time. He will also offer a set of guidelines to harness the power of resilience in shaping a stress hardy, educator’s mindset.