Continuity versus Creative Response to Challenge: The Primacy of Resilience and Resourcefulness in Life and Therapy



Series: Psychology of Emotions, Motivations and Actions
BISAC: PSY000000

Everyday observations indicate that people put a lot of effort into maintaining what they consider valuable, and if they are not satisfied with the status quo and opt for change, this represents a departure into new territory where the chaotic, unknown, or mysterious have both appealing and threatening qualities. It is our intention to present to our readers the rich meaning behind either type of behaviour. In order to be in the world, we have to experience both sides of life which in a dialectic way would motivate us to seek and achieve progress. This book extensively covers the many aspects of personal survival and the therapeutic ways by which resilience can by promoted and fostered in individuals with varying degrees of mental, emotional, and physical resources. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface pp.i-xiv

Chapter 1: Overview: Resilience and Resourcefulness as Behaviour Organizers
(Marek Celinski and Kathryn Gow, Private Practice, and others)pp.1-10

Chapter 2: Framing Resilience as Transcendence & Resourcefulness as Transformation
(Marek Celinsk, Private Practice, Ontario, Canada)pp.11-30

Part 1: Primacy of Resilience and Resourcefulness: A Review of theoretical Constructs and their Applications pp.31-32

Chapter 3: Resilience Science and Practice: Current Status and Future Directions
(John Reich, Alex Zautra and John Hall, Arizona State University, USA) pp.33-50

Chapter 4: The Creative Psychosocial Genomics of Human Resilience and Resourcefulness
(Ernest Rossi and Kathryn Rossi, Milton H. Erickson Institute, California Central Coast, USA, and others)pp.51-72

Chapter 5: Wisdom, Awareness of Life’s Purpose, and Happiness: The Cognitive Informatics Approach
(Andrew Targowski, Western Michigan University, USA)pp.73-92

Chapter 6: Resiliency as a Virtue: Contributions from Humanistic and Positive Psychology
(Brent Robbins and Harris Friedman, Point Park University, USA, and others)pp.93-104

Chapter 7: The Dialectic Relationship between Resilience and Resourcefulness
(Marek Celinski, Private Practice, Toronto, Canada)pp.105-120

Chapter 8: Sociobiological Aspects of Resilience
(Elizabeth Tindle and Waveny Croft, Queensland University, of Technology, Australia)pp.121-132

Part 2: Personal Characteristics of Resilience pp.133-134

Chapter 9: The Trials of Personality in Culture: Individual Personality Uniqueness within Cultural Conformity
(Frank Lucatelli, Principal, Personal Intelligence, LLC, USA)pp.135-154

Chapter 10: The Virtue of Courage in the Western Philosophical Tradition
(Jason McMartin, Biola University, La Miranda, California,USA)pp.155-174

Chapter 11: Strength and Weakness of Character: Psychological Health and Resilience
(Andrew Hall, Kathryn Gow, Michael Penn, and Eranda Jayawickreme, Queensland University of Technology, Australia, and others)pp.175-194

Chapter 12: Will and Hope – Two Determinant Factors of Resilience
(Roman Zawadzki, University of Warsaw, Poland)pp.195-210

Chapter 13: Sense of Humour, Personality and Happiness
(Richard Hicks and Alice Saver, Bond University, Australia)
Chapter 14: Hope as a Personal Resource
(Laricka Wingate and Collin Davidson, Oklahoma State University, USA)

Chapter 15: Hope: The Mystery of Resilience in Facing Life’s Onslaughts
(Roman Zawadzki, University of Warsaw, Poland)pp.229-256

Part 3: Enhancing Resilience – Broadening Resourcefullness in Various Life Situations pp.257-258

Chapter 16: Resilience Framework: Resilience and Resourcefulness in the Face of Chronic Family Adversity
(Karol Kumpfer, Joaquin Fenollar, and Jing Xie, University of Utah, USA, and others)pp.259-272

Chapter 17: Ego-Resilience and Psychological Wellness in Rural Communities
(Elizabeth Buikstra, Cath Rogers-Clark, Helen Ross, Desley Hegney, Christine King, Peter Baker, and Kath McLachlan, University of Southern Queensland, and others)pp.273-290

Chapter 18: Reports of Resilience in Trauma Journalism
(Patrice Keats and Marla Buchanan, Simon Fraser University, Canada, and others)pp.291-306

Chapter 19: Organisational Survival and Improvement through Resilience
(Bob Dick, Independent scholar, Brisbane, Australia)pp.307-326

Chapter 20: Dealing with Uncertainty in Life Commitment: Deciding on a Career
(Victoria Alexander, Richard Hicks, and Dee Bartrum, Bond University, Australia)pp.327-340

Part 4: Measurements and Clinical Research in Resilience and Resourcefulness pp.341-342

Chapter 21: Resourcefulness as the Art of Succeeding
(Marek Celinski and Lyle Allen-III, Private Practice, Toronto, Canada, and others)pp.343-358

Chapter 22: Resourcefulness for Recovery in Australian Military Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
(Barry Case, Queensland University of Technology, and others)pp.359-378

Chapter 23: Resources in Coping with a Chronic Illness – The Example of Recovery from Myocardial Infarction
(Michal Ziarko and Lukasz Kaczmarek, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland)pp.379-394

Chapter 24: Resourcefulness and Recovery in Rundown and Burned Out Health Professionals
(Suzanne Robertson and Kathryn Gow, Queensland University of Technology, Australia, and others) pp.395-412

Part 5: Resilience and Resourcefulness in Health Care and Therapy pp.413-414

Chapter 25: Facilitating Human Resilience and Resourcefulness for the Mind-Body Healing of Stress, Trauma, and Life Crises
(Ernest Rossi, Jane Mortimer, Kathryn Rossi, The Milton H. Erickson Institute of the California Central Coast, USA, and others)pp.415-430

Chapter 26: Tapping into a Client’s Emotional Resilience through the use of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
(Thomas Marra, Private Practice, Monterey, California)pp.431-450

Chapter 27: Universal Hypnotherapy and Resilience – Resourcefulness Model
(Rashit Tukaev, Russian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Moscow, Russia)pp.451-466

Chapter 28: The Interplay of Resourcefulness and Resilience in Recovery: A Six Session Approach to treating Addictive Behaviour
(Jorg Albers, Private Practice, Augustenborg, Denmark)

Chapter 29: Recovery as Narrative of Resilience and Resourcefulness
(Marek Celinski and Lyle Allen-III, Private Practice, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)pp.485-498

Chapter 30: Research on the Effectiveness of the Universal Hypnotherapy Model
(Rashit Tukaev, Russian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Moscow, Russia)pp.499-520

Chapter 31: Spirituality as an Untapped Resource in the Counselling Context: Clients and Therapists give their Views
(Jeanne Joss-Reid and Kathryn Gow, Queensland University of Technology, and others pp.521-542

Index pp.543-566

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