Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Social Work (MSW)
Laura Boisen, Ph.D.
Resilience is the overcoming of some risk factor resulting in positive adaptation. Respondents from a mental health center and a medical institution who are involved in individual and family therapies completed a quantitative survey identifying specific traits, relationships and experiences impacting an individual's adaptation to adversity. The hypothesis was that if practitioners can identify these specifics they can help clients learn to recognize and seek out such traits, relationships, and experiences. The implication for practice is that through such teaching practitioners can increase the likelihood of client positive adaptation to adverse situations.
Vikturek, Denise R., "The Process of Resilience" (2000). Theses and Graduate Projects. 295.