Building Resilience to Adversity Drawing on Social-Ecological Perspectives (Online Course)

R420.00 incl. Vat

This is an online CPD course offered by Vista Academy.

Presenter: Prof Adrian van Breda

HPCSA: 3 general CEUs (psychologists, registered counsellors, and psychometrists) and other relevant professionals (cross recognition of CEUs)


How an online CPD course works:

  • Ensure that you have access to a device with a stable internet connection, screen and speakers (e.g. computer, laptop or smartphone).
  • The course consists of 2 video lessons and a short quiz.
  • Watch all of the lessons at your own pace, then go to the quiz and answer all of the questions.
  • Attain a final mark of 70% or more (you are allowed 3 attempts).
  • Complete the evaluation form within 14 days of completing the course (you will find it on the course page).
  • Your certificate (also to be found on the course page) will then be available for download within 14 days of completing the course.

When people are exposed to adversity, many experience distress, negative symptoms and breakdown; but some recover quickly from this initial impact or experience little impact at all. This capacity of some people to navigate adversity is called ‘resilience’. In this presentation, Prof. Adrian van Breda, Head of Social Work and Community Development at the University of Johannesburg, and the leading social work resilience scholar in South Africa, will present on the theory and practice implications of resilience, drawing in particular on lessons learned in South Africa and informed by a social ecological perspective. The presentation will tease apart the conceptualisation of resilience, providing attendees with a clear understanding of what resilience is and is not, and how it has developed over time and across disciplines. In addition, the presentation will pull out the implications of resilience for practice with individuals, families, groups, communities and whole societies. The presentation will be relevant for any profession working with human well-being or health.


NB: The attainment of CEUs or CPD points does not license any professional to practise outside of their scope or competency. CPD training is intended to broaden the knowledge of professionals and does not constitute professional training. The responsibility to practise within their relevant scope remains with the professional, regardless of what CPD training they attend.

The opinions and views expressed in this course are those of the independent presenter and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or views of Vista Academy and its employees or trustees.