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Leveraging Adversity: Turning Setbacks into Springboards

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Overview / Abstract:

Leveraging Adversity: Turning Setbacks into Springboards is a 6-hour online continuing education (CE) course that gives clinicians the tools they need to help their clients face adversity from a growth perspective and learn how to use setbacks to spring forward, and ignite growth.

While clients can seek the help of a psychotherapist for numerous reasons, one thing that all clients face is adversity. Whether in their own lives, or within the training program itself, adversity and setbacks are inevitable. And how clients handle adversity often colors not just their ability to move past it, but also their success in therapy. This course gives clinicians the tools they need to help their clients face adversity from a growth perspective and learn how to use setbacks to spring forward, and ignite growth. Packed with the most recent data on post-traumatic growth, behavioral economics, and evolutionary psychology, this course begins with a look at just what setbacks are and how they affect us. Clinicians are then introduced to the concept of “leveraging adversity,” that is, using it to make critical reconsiderations, align values with behavior, and face challenges with a growth mindset. The course then addresses the five core strengths of leveraging adversity – gratitude, openness, personal strength (growth mindset), connection, and belief – and provides numerous exercises and skills for clinicians to use with clients. Included are 25 separate handouts clinicians can give to clients to cement core concepts from the course.

Course #61-03 | 2018 | 92 pages | 35 posttest questions

Expiration

Oct 31, 2026

Discipline(s)

Counselor CE, Occupational Therapy CE, Psychology CE, Social Work CE

Format

Online

Cost

$79

Credits / Hours

6

Accreditation

APA, ASWB, NBCC, AOTA

Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Claire Dorotik-Nana, LMFT

Keywords / Search Terms

Professional Development Resources Leveraging Adversity, post-traumatic growth, setbacks, adversity, growth mindset

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