Resilience Theory : Resilience And Resilience Essay

1514 Words Oct 1st, 2016 7 Pages
The American Psychological Association (2014) defines resilience as “the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or even significant sources of stress.” Resilience Theory uses the definition of resilience in the context of the lives of clients by explaining although people may face adversity in their lives it is still possible to overcome that adversity to achieve success and personal gains. Resilience Theory describes how clients “use protective factors to assist in a self- righting process over the life course to fare well in the face of adversity.” (Hutchison, 2015)
Similar to many theories being used clinically, Resilience Theory has some strengths and also some limitations. Some strengths of Resiliency Theory are that even though clients are facing economic and personal hardships there is still possibility to succeed in life. Resilience theory uses a perspective that allows the client to not be defined by past issues. In addition to strengths, Resiliency Theory has some limitations. These limitations include over generalization of hardships. Resiliency Theory may overlook large issues and only focus on the client’s ability to overcome the issue. Using Resiliency theory may not allow the client to be able to repair an issue, but only look past one. (Kenny, M. E., Gallagher, L. A., Alvarez-Salvat, R., & Silsby, J.2002)
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