At Home Series
AAMFT’s At Home series is a new free series featuring some of our most innovative systemic thinkers sharing their insights from past cases, developmental work in various specialties, and professional anecdotes and personal reflections – from the comfort of their own homes to you in yours. Never before has our profession faced such unique challenges and we hope you will join us as we reconnect in our most intimate settings around what makes systemic therapy so fundamental to today’s realities and tomorrow’s future.
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Love, Loss, & Resilience in the Time of Corona
In the upheaval wrought by the global pandemic, precious loved ones and livelihoods are lost, ways of living are upended, and the “new normal” ahead is precarious. The isolating constraints of social distancing heighten awareness that love and connection are essential to thrive. We are all in this together, and our resilience is relationally nourished.
More than ever, couples and families are multi-stressed, struggling, and needing help in forging resilience: to grieve and adapt to many losses, to strengthen vital bonds, to tolerate uncertainties, and to overcome daunting challenges going forward. We’ll focus on the power of core beliefs to facilitate resilience: through meaning-making, a positive outlook, and transcendent values and practices that offer spiritual moorings, heighten appreciation of what matters in life, and can inspire new purpose, creativity, and positive growth.
Dr. Froma Walsh, MSW, PhD is Co-Director and Co-Founder of the Chicago Center for Family Health, and is the Mose and Sylvia Firestone Professor Emerita in the School of Social Service Administration and Department of Psychiatry, Pritzker School of Medicine, at the University of Chicago. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and an AAMFT approved supervisor. Dr. Walsh, an internationally respected leader in the field of family therapy, is the foremost authority on family resilience. She has developed a resilience-oriented, community-based practice approach to strengthen families in crisis (e.g. major trauma; loss); in disruptive transitions (separation, divorce; migration); and facing challenges of persistent, multi-stress conditions (e.g. illness, disability; economic hardship; discrimination). Her research-informed Family Resilience Framework is widely applied in intervention and prevention efforts. She is also a noted expert on contemporary family diversity; on multi-faith spiritual perspectives, and on the relational significance of the human-animal bond. Her approach addresses developmental, systemic, cultural, and spiritual influences in suffering, healing, and resilience. Dr. Walsh is a frequent speaker and consultant nationally and internationally on resilience-oriented community mental health training, practice, and research.
May 22, 2020
1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time