Resilience Across the Lifespan: Strength-Based Strategies to Nurture Positive Mindsets, Caring, and Hope in Ourselves and Others with Dr. Robert Brooks



In this symposium, one of The Guerette Symposia, Dr. Robert Brooks will describe interventions rooted in a strength-based framework for nurturing a “resilient mindset,” including the attributes of self-dignity, responsibility, compassion, and hope for both patients and professionals. These interventions can be applied with individuals of all ages in a variety of settings including outpatient therapy, schools, homes, inpatient and residential programs, and the workplace. Many case examples will be used.

May 23: The power of mindsets; A description of different theories of mindset; The impact of positive emotions on interventions; Shifts in perspective about resilience; The mindset of effective professionals

May 24: The importance of empathy; Exercises to promote empathy; Empathic communication and dealing with challenging situations; The stories and metaphors of at-risk children and adults; The relevance of using our own childhood experiences to guide what we do personally and professionally

May 25: Frameworks and strategies for creating “motivating environments”; Identifying and reinforcing “islands of competence”; Developing “stress hardiness” and minimizing burnout; Assuming personal control and changing “negative scripts”; The power of connections/Actions contributing to contentment and happiness

May 26: The features of a “resilient mindset”; Strategies to nurture this mindset in ourselves and others

16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

16 ANCC contact hours

Venue: Fairmont Le Château Frontenac


May 23-26, 2022


Québec, Quebec, Canada