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

CME

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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

Date

May 23-26, 2022

Location

Québec, Quebec, Canada

Email

cme@bu.edu

Website

cme.bu.edu/gsquebec/

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