Become a certified Resilience Practitioner
What will you get from this Resilience Practitioner Certificate?
Supporting individuals, groups, and even whole communities in a way that helps them to build Resilience allows them to thrive in the future and thereby live happier lives.
This highly practical, research-based course gives you everything you need to diagnose Resilience and then build, deliver and monitor meaningful resilience interventions (exercises).
Working at an individual level, you may already be, for example: a life coach, psychologist, therapist, yoga/meditation teacher, social worker, foster parent, faith leader, medical professional, or any other role in which assessing and supporting the needs of children, adults or marginalized individuals.
At the organizational level, you could be, for example, a school teacher, an HR professional, a company equality/diversity specialist, or involved in international good-will projects.
For any of the above, this course would provide you with numerous practical tools to enhance your professional work, providing increased Resilience to your clients and groups. There is even guidance and resources to systemically assess individual and community-based needs to promote Resilience across communities. As this course is built from the ground up by a world-renowned expert in Resilience, Dr. Michael Ungar, it assumes no prior experience. He shares the knowledge he has gained from many years of research and clinical practice and distills it into an 8-module course packed with theory, examples, tips, ideas, and the opportunity to develop the practical skills on your journey to becoming a certified Resilience Practitioner.
Ready To Start Your Resilience Practitioner Journey?
Founder, School Of Positive Transformation
Diagnosing Resilience by assessing both risk and patterns of adaptation.
Session 1: Protective Factors and Processes
Shortlists of factors known to affect our ability to cope with adversity.
Session 2: The Many Paths to Resilience
The many different ways factors associated with resilience combine in people’s lives. Explanation of a biopsychosocial model of Resilience.
Session 3: Cultural Differences and Resilience
How culture affects people’s expression of Resilience.
Session 4: The Practitioner as Fairy Godparent
Our Resilience depends just as much on external facilitators as individual grit.
Evidence-based factors that support Resilience.
Session 1: The Rugged Qualities of Individuals
Introduction to 26 rugged qualities.
Session 2: The Resources We Need for Resilience
Introduction to 26 resilience resources.
Session 3: Differential Impact
Why some protective factors affect some people more than others.
Session 4: Four Kinds of Clients and Their Patterns of Resilience
Different risk profiles and access to supports make people respond better or worse to different kinds of help
Distinguishing the phases of helping that build resilience from work that decreases psychopathology.
Session 1: Engagement
Facilitating client engagement in ways that build Resilience.
Session 2: Assessment
How to conduct an assessment of a client’s problems and Resilience in a way that informs intervention.
Session 3: Contract and Work
Developing a contract for clinical work that builds Resilience, and some techniques for effective work.
Session 4: Transition
Strategies to transition a client from treatment back to their network of supports.
The many different parts of our social and physical ecologies that build Resilience.
Session 1: 10 Navigation Strategies (A)
10 navigation strategies to promote Resilience: (1) making a client’s resources available; (2) making resources accessible;
Session 2: 10 Navigation Strategies (B)
(3) explore barriers to change; (4) build bridges to new services/supports; (5) identify meaningful resources; (6) keep solutions complex;
Session 3: 10 Navigation Strategies (C)
(7) find allies; (8) ask whether coping strategies are adaptive or maladaptive; (9) explore the client’s level of motivation; (10) engage in advocacy.
Session 4: 10 Navigation Strategies – Case Study
Example of how to help people navigate effectively.
What is negotiation? The many ways clients communicate what they need to thrive.
Session 1: 10 Negotiation Strategies (A)
10 negotiation skills to promote Resilience: (1) discuss thoughts and feelings; (2) explore the person’s context; (3) identify who has responsibility for change; (4) enhance a client’s voice to help them be heard;
Session 2: 10 Negotiation Strategies (B)
(5) offer new names for people’s experiences; (6) explore the fit between solutions and people’s preferences; (7) search for the internal and external resources which the client values;
Session 3: 10 Negotiation Strategies (C)
(8) open new possibilities for behavior; (9) encourage clients to perform new identities in front of others; (10) convince others that the client has changed.
Session 4: 10 Negotiation Skills – Case Study
Case study: Helping a client negotiate effectively.
Designing a tailored approach to Resilience.
Session 1: Common Elements
Exploring the common elements to resilience-promoting programs that work.
Session 2: Principles for Program Design
Principles of good intervention design.
Session 3: Stages of Program Design
Steps to design an intervention that builds Resilience effectively.
Session 4: Program Effectiveness
Reflecting on programs that work well.
Different life circumstances demand different strategies for Resilience.
Session 1: #1. Change Yourself
The many ways people try to change themselves and the problem choosing the right changes to make.
Session 2: #2. Make Use of the Resources You Have
Discussion of the many different ways people make use of the resources they already have to start and maintain change in their lives.
Session 3: #3. Develop New Resources
The many and inspiring ways people find new resources to build their Resilience.
Session 4: #4. Change Expectations
When all else fails, the reason why changing what we want is the last strategy we use during a crisis that we cannot change.
Our community contexts/work spaces influence our ability to nurture other people’s Resilience (and our own).
Session 1: Practice Principles for Building Community Resilience
Nine ways help should be offered to make it more likely to improve Resilience.
Session 2: Changing a Community One Step at a Time
Selling a resilience-promoting approach to other service providers, organizational and community leaders, and agency funders.
Session 3: Helpers as Change Leaders
Turning to the community for support
Session 4: Vicarious Resilience (and Wrap-up)
Vicarious Resilience: The advantages for clinicians who focus on building their clients’ Resilience.
Training Course Teacher: Professor Michael Ungar
Right Now! Once you enroll you immediately get access to the first 2 modules with a new one appearing every 7 days.
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Dr Michael Ungar is the leading researcher in to the field of Resilience, having contributed to nearly 200 research papers and book chapters. This wealth of knowledge is used to support the content for this course.
The RPC will take a minimum of 7 weeks to complete if you do one module per week as released, however, you can take as much time as you need beyond this to peacefully complete your studies in line with your availability.
You have unlimited time to complete the course and once you graduate your enrollment in the course naturally comes to a close. We allow you to download to your device, and keep for future use, all the course materials, activities, handouts and readings. As it’s not possible to release the actual videos we provide a PDF transcript for each of these for you to be able to refer back to for as long as you need.
This course is part of our school’s Community, an online Discussion Forum, where we invite you to ask questions, share your experiences with the course activities (both triumphs and challenges), connect with our course group facilitators, and build an inspiring relationship with like-minded fellow students. We have thousands of students as part of this community and it is filled with lively discussions and beautiful support.
Our course facilitators for this online community discussion forum are experienced Positive Psychologists. We will make sure you feel welcome, supported, and engaged
Yes. We offer a live Q&A session in our online community forum to answer all your questions. Questions could be relating to anything around your courses: a practice-related question, something to do with a theoretical concept you are unsure about, some technical issue that you have, a conflict to do with advertising yourself – we are here to support you with anything you are unsure about. Please note that these live sessions are optional; they are not mandatory for your course completion. Full details and schedule included in the course online platform and in our online community forum.
Each week a new module will be available. This will contain 4 teaching sessions of around 1 Hour in total plus 4 academic readings and 4 popular science readings. There will also be a practical activity for each of the 4 sessions and a short multiple choice quiz for the module. There are also 4 client facing assignment during the course, one per 2 modules. In total this should take, on average, about 6-8 hours per week, per module with 8 modules overall. There is great flexibility though and you can take as much time as you need to complete each module, no need to do it all in the week. You can choose to take a break, take longer, dive deeper and carry out your own research or simply work at a pace that suits your current lifestyle and other priorities. Once you complete a module it remains available for revision should you wish to return to a particular topic.
Yes! All of the recorded videos include the option to turn on English Subtitles and download the transcript (written text) of the video.
The course fees are 290 US Dollars. If you pay with a different currency, the fees will be converted automatically to your local currency.
You can also choose a payment plan of 2 monthly payments (2 X $150). Payments are made once per month (with the first one made immediately as you enroll).
You can pay with any credit/debit card or through PayPal.
Once you complete all 8 Modules, your well deserved Resilience Practitioner Certificate will be delivered to you electronically as a PDF. This can be saved and printed locally if a hard copy is needed.
Based on feedback from our graduates, we are confident that you will enjoy this training and find it right for you. In fact, we are so confident that we offer a 30-day 100% money-back guarantee. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the training, contact us within the first 30 days following your enrollment and receive a full refund.
Once you are enrolled in the course you have lifetime access to the content that remains even when you have completed your studies. You can then return at any time to refresh your learning.