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‘Women on Wednesdays’ talk to address ‘The Practice and Research of Resilience’

Contributed To The Press • Nov 22, 2017 at 12:10 PM

Marriage and family therapist Dr. Julia Bernard will address “The Practice and Research of Resilience” in East Tennessee State University’s “Women on Wednesdays” lecture on Dec. 6.

This fourth talk of the fall semester in the ongoing lecture series sponsored by ETSU’s Women’s Resource Center will begin at noon in the presentation room of the Multicultural Center, located on the second level of the D.P. Culp University Center. A light lunch will be provided during the free public event.

Bernard will discuss resilience as it applies within family relationships, working with others, and the self. She will share evidence-based best practices on building resilience at home and in the community and workplace. Building personal resilience will also be discussed, including how to employ unique ways to bounce back from adversity.

An assistant professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Services at ETSU, Bernard is a clinical fellow in the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, a certified family life educator through the National Council on Family Relations and a board certified human services practitioner through the National Organization for Human Services. She is also a certified instructor of mental health first aid.

Bernard is a published author on sibling relationships, ethics and the family, and her research expands understanding of resilience, particularly as it applies to families, and examines personal tools for self-care.

The “Women on Wednesdays” series is designed to raise awareness about the research, scholarship and community engagement that women at ETSU are doing; to provide a venue where women on campus and in the community can discuss and support each other’s work; and to give students an opportunity to meet faculty who could become mentors for their studies.

For more information, call Dr. Phyllis Thompson, director of ETSU Women’s Studies, at 423-439-4125. For disability accommodations, call the ETSU Office of Disability Services at 423-439-8346.

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