Resilience is a topic of growing interest with significant momentum generated by the Positive Psychology Movement. While resilience has been discussed at the graduate level and beyond, few articles seem to openly discuss how it is addressed as a part of undergraduate rehabilitation service programs. Discussion and careful consideration is needed as many undergraduates work in direct services. This article is designed to help rehabilitation educators and professionals understand the application and value of resilience and resilience-based skills as a part of the undergraduate rehabilitation curriculum. Article content addresses resilience, benefits of resilience, resilience-based factors, and the applicability of resilience to professionals and to the people they serve. Suggestions are provided to illustrate ways undergraduate programs can integrate resilience into their curriculum.
Stuntzner, S., Dalton, J., Umeasiegbu, V., MacDonald, A., & Mercado, F. (2018). Resilience and Disability: Consideration and Integration of Resilience Training in Undergraduate Rehabilitation Service Programs. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 49(4), 5–13. https://doi.org/10.1891/0047-2184.108.40.206
Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling