Resilience: Preventing and Overcoming Trauma, Mary Maguire, MA, LP, LICSW

8/28/2020 - 9:00am to 12:15pm CDT

Are we living in a world that can cause us to be traumatized? Learn how to help to make your clients resilient.

About this Event

This workshop will teach knowledge and skills related to the concepts of resilience and trauma – including a discussion of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) study. Due to the high prevalence of people, children and adults, with a history of adverse experiences and/or trauma in our culture today, these are relevant issues for individuals and for marriage and family therapists - especially because these issues become compounded when working with a family system.

Participants will learn to recognize and understand the complex impact of trauma on a person’s life and the relevance of resilience in developing and coping with trauma. This knowledge will enhance a therapist’s skills in being able to recognize traumatic experiences, the effects of those experiences, and techniques to overcome the trauma and enhance insight, coping skills and resilience in clients.


Course Agenda

30 minutes: definitions/descriptions of trauma

15 minutes: definitions/descriptions of resilience

30 minutes: techniques for overcoming trauma and enhancing

insight, coping skills and resilience

30 minutes: case studies demonstrating resilience – with children

and adults

15 minutes: break

30 minutes: small group discussion


Mary is a graduate of the Adler University in Chicago. She is the Director and Therapist at the Adler Center for Family and Community in Minneapolis since 1998. She is a Lead Trainer for The Positive Discipline Association. She developed and facilitated a weekly sexuality group at the Women's Correctional Facility in Shakopee, MN from 1988 to 2002. Mary has taught classes at the Adler Graduate School and has many years of therapy experience.

Mary Maguire, MA, LP, LICSW
$0 – $65
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