Resilience Forum

COPs and Social Learning Theory
Friday 30 June - FREE
1.15pm – 3.00pm
Brunswick, Central Library,
Queen Street, Blackpool


Children and Young People's Mental Health
Thursday 6 July
8.30am - 4.30pm
Royal National Hotel, London


Free 2hr intro to resilience
Thur 4 May - Free

Intro to Resilient Therapy
Mon 15 May - Free/£120

Practitioner resilience
Tue 16 May - Free/£120

Understanding the Academic Resilience Approach
Fri 5 May - Free/£120

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ARA intensive 3 day course
Mon 8-Wed 10 May - £300

Introduction to resilience
Mon 19 Jun - £120

Practitioner resilience
Mon 3 July - £120

Understanding the Academic Resilience Approach
Tue 26 Sep - £120

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Resilience Framework CYP

What is Resilient Therapy?

Dr Derek Blincow

Derek Blincow

Child Psychiatrist

I have worked for almost thirty years as a child psychiatrist with families and children who struggle with marked disadvantaged circumstances.  I have been interested in resilience as concept for most of that time, and always felt that this was a way into helping these children and their families that held more promise than more pathologically-based approaches.  Angie Hart coming to work in child and adolescent mental health services was the impetus we needed to develop this into what became known as Resilient Therapy.

Researching ‘resilience’, writing the Resilient Therapy book in 2007, and subsequent articles in family law and child care journals, has helped to refine the approach.

I have since set up adolescent in-patient services where we have been able to see how this approach actually works out in practice, with adolescents who have some of the highest levels of need.  I have also used this approach in my work as an expert witness in the family courts.  I see many areas where a resilient framework needs to be further developed and look forward to its growing use and adoption by practitioners, families, and the children that we work with and for.