Students will be introduced to and encouraged to think critically about the concept of resilience in young people. Core content will expose students to the major theories in the area of resilience, common psychological disorders in young people that impact levels of resilience, recent neurological evidence, and contemporary strength-based approaches to developing and sustaining resilience. All therapeutic evidence presented will fall under a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) framework with reference to emerging evidence-based trends nationally and internationally.
This topic aims to offer students a broad understanding of resilience in young people, and how/if resilience can be developed and sustained to prevent or lessen the impact of mental illness. The topic covers several areas including major theories in the area of resilience and strength-based models and approaches to developing resilience. This topic aims to further develop skills in research and critical thinking and uses emerging evidence and practice examples from different health promotion settings to facilitate this.