The Impact of Resiliency and Adolescent Depression

For over fifty years, psychologists and researchers alike have been looking for ways to increase the resiliency of adolescents. This paper reviews literature on how school counselors can help develop resiliency in adolescent depressed students in public schools in the United States. This review of literature will present a model of Strength-Based School Counseling which focusses on strengths to help develop resiliency and decrease depression in adolescents. It will examine components of resiliency, risk factors, school-based mental health services, causes of adolescent depression, school counselors’ implications, and an Adlerian approach to resiliency and depression.

Karin L. Barta
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