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Michael Ungar Ph.D.


Michael Ungar, Ph.D., is a Family Therapist and Professor of Social Work at Dalhousie University where he holds a prestigious national Research Chair in Child, Family and Community Resilience. A dynamic storyteller, Dr. Ungar’s presentations and scholarship build on his research on resilience around the world and across cultures. That work has made him the most cited scholar in his field, with numerous educational institutions, government agencies, and not-for-profits relying on his work to guide their approaches to nurturing the resilience of children and adults. He is the author of 18 books for parents, educators, mental health professionals, and employers, including his most recent popular press works The Limits of Resilience: Knowing When to Persevere, When to Change, and When to Quit and Change Your World: The Science of Resilience and the True Path to Success. Mental Health professionals, meanwhile, will find practical advice for clinical interventions in Working with Children and Youth with Complex Needs: 20 Skills to Build Resilience (2nd Edition), while parents and caregivers will find I Still Love You: Nine Things Troubled Kids Need from their Parents to be a helpful guide to building their children's resilience. Dr. Ungar has received numerous awards for his scholarship and contributions to his community, including the Canadian Association of Social Workers National Distinguished Service Award, and has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

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