Cultivating Resilience in the Face of Challenges

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Monday, July 29, 9:00 - 10:00am ET

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Mental Health Technology Transfer Center - Northeast and Carribean

Research has shown that resilience is ordinary, not extraordinary. People commonly demonstrate resilience. Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or significant sources of stress - such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems, or workplace and financial stressors. A combination of factors contribute to resilience. This webinar will review the American Psychological Association’s resiliency factors and strategies for enhancing personal resilience will be reviewed.


Monday, July 29, 2019, 9:00 – 10:00am ET


Karen McGrellis, LPC, CTTS, DRCC, ACS, MPA, is a Senior Training and Consultation Specialist at Rutgers, University Behavioral Health Care, Behavioral Research and Training Institute (BRTI) for the Children’s System of Care (CSOC). She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, and a Certified Trauma Treatment Specialist, credentialed by the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists. She is one of the first clinicians certified in the United States as a Disaster Response Crisis Counselor and is team Leader for Union County, New Jersey under the Disaster and Terrorism Branch within the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services. She holds a Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies through The Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute. Karen has effectively led several large behavioral healthcare and social service organizations through successful licensing and accreditation reviews as well as performance improvement and strategic planning initiatives. Karen is a member of the Promising Path to Success Coaching Team at BRTI where she is coaching CSOC residential providers in the use of trauma-informed practices and principals, utilizing the evidenced-based model of 6 Core Strategies for Restraint and Seclusion Reduction to create healing environments. Karen was a trainer for Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC) as part of the team based consultation services for Children’s Center for Resilience and Trauma Recovery of University Behavioral Health Care, Rutgers University. Her area of expertise is training and coaching on evidence-based practices in order to promote trauma-informed care. She is an experienced conference presenter, clinician, with 30 years postgraduate experience in a variety of clinical and administrative positions, including extensive experience in providing treatment and traumatic stress interventions with youth, adults, and families. She teaches a variety of courses for Rutgers School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education. She is a Co-Coordinator for the Northern New Jersey Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Trauma Recovery Network. Karen is a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network's Complex Trauma-Developmental Trauma Disorder Workgroup, Child Welfare Group, and Northeast Regional Terrorism and Disaster Coalition.

You will receive a link to access the webinar via email the day before the webinar.

There is no fee required for these trainings, however, seating is limited so pre-registration is REQUIRED.
Registered participants will be notified in advance of any changes or cancellations via email or phone.



Monday, July 29, 9:00 - 10:00am ET

Organizer Mental Health Technology Transfer Center - Northeast and Carribean

Organizer of Cultivating Resilience in the Face of Challenges

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
School of Health Professions
Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions
1776 Raritan Road
Scotch Plains, NJ  07076

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