The Role of Resilience and Resilience Theory in Solution-Focused Practice

The term resilience is associated with the ability to bounce back or recover from adverse conditions

Kristin W. Bolton; John Christopher Hall; Robert Blundo; Peter Lehmann

2017

Scholarcy highlights

  • The term resilience is associated with the ability to bounce back or recover from adverse conditions
  • Understanding resilience from a theoretical and empirical vantage point can be useful for solution-focused practitioners
  • We believe the solution-focused process provides individuals with an opportunity to highlight and build on their inherent and environmental resources and competencies and in turn creates pathways for positive adaptation or resilience when faced with adverse circumstances
  • This article provides an overview of the historical development of resilience, resilience theory, and waves of empirical inquiry, and demonstrates the relationship between resilience and solution-focused practices

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