Linda Crane Lecture: Resilience - Everyone Has It, What Will You Do With Yours?
Section: Cardiopulmonary Section
Session Code: CP-1C-9741
Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
Room: 212A

Speaker(s):   Anne Mejia-Downs, PT, MPH

Session Type: Educational Sessions
Session Level: Basic

Everyone experiences stress, in interactions with colleagues, in the classroom, in clinical practice, and in our personal lives, but some individuals react to it better than others. Individuals with higher levels of resilience are better equipped to handle psychological stress. You can learn how to become more resilient—to bounce back from stressful experiences and move forward. Aspects of resilience promote wellbeing, effective coping, and creative problem solving—characteristics beneficial to every physical therapist. This session will provide evidence-based strategies for enhancing resilience.

Learning Objectives:

1. Explain the concept of psychological resilience.
2. Summarize components of resilience.
3. Select a technique to enhance positive affect.
4. Identify strategies to improve social support.

CEU: 0.2

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