NIMH Division of Extramural Affairs
On January 14, 2021, Michael Ungar, Ph.D., founder and director of the Resilience Analysis Centre and Canada Analysis Chair in Little one, Household and Neighborhood Resilience at Dalhousie College in Halifax, Canada, was the visitor speaker within the Nationwide Institute of Psychological Well being (NIMH) Director’s Innovation Speaker Sequence, which focuses on innovation, invention, and scientific discovery.
Utilizing examples from his analysis and medical follow, Dr. Ungar explored the character of younger folks’s patterns of resilience in contexts the place youngsters and adolescents are affected by social marginalization, migration, violence, and psychological dysfunction. His work is demonstrating that resilience could be assessed with sensitivity to tradition and context, figuring out elements which might be most certainly to have the best impression on behavioral outcomes at completely different ranges of danger publicity. Dr. Ungar’s program of analysis gives assist for an ecological, culturally delicate interpretation of what resilience means to younger individuals who expertise excessive types of adversity.
On this lecture, Dr. Ungar confirmed that resilience outcomes from each particular person talents to beat adversity and the capability of social and bodily ecologies, together with psychological well being care suppliers, to assist younger folks navigate and negotiate their solution to the assets they should construct and maintain well-being. Lastly, points of hidden resilience (maladaptive coping) shall be mentioned as cheap methods younger folks defend themselves from danger when rising up in difficult contexts.
Dr. Ungar is the previous chair of the Nova Scotia Psychological Well being and Addictions Technique, government board member of the American Household Remedy Academy, and a household therapist who continues to work with psychological well being providers for people and households in danger. His worldwide sequence of research spans six continents and has modified the way in which resilience is known, shifting the main focus from particular person traits to the interactions between people and their social, institutional, constructed, and pure environments, together with well being and social providers.
NIMH established the Director’s Innovation Speaker Sequence to encourage broad, interdisciplinary considering within the improvement of scientific initiatives and applications, and to press for theoretical leaps in science over the continuation of incremental considering. Innovation audio system are inspired to explain their work from the angle of breaking by means of present boundaries and growing profitable new concepts, in addition to working exterior their preliminary space of experience in ways in which have pushed their fields ahead. We encourage discussions of the that means of innovation, creativity, breakthroughs, and paradigm-shifting.
NIMH will present signal language interpreters. People with disabilities who want cheap lodging to take part on this program ought to contact the Federal Relay at 1-800-877-8339. Submit normal inquiries to the NIMH Director’s Innovation Speaker Series mailbox.