2022 YEG CONFERENCE PRESENTER SPOTLIGHT
TANIA JOHNSON, R.PSYCH., ICP CO-FOUNDER
THE MAKING OF THE RESILIENT CHILD
Resilient kids are confident problem solvers, critical thinkers, independent, motivated, have a high self-esteem, and are courageous in navigating life’s challenges. This course equips you with the tools to help your child, or the children in your life, to live a resilient life.
Although individual temperament plays a factor in resiliency, it is primarily a learned skill. As Dr. Ungar, from the Resilience Research Centre, states: “Resilience is both the capacity of individuals to navigate their way to the psychological, social, cultural and physical resources that sustain their well-being, and their capacity individually and collectively to negotiate for these resources in culturally meaningful ways” (http;//resilienceresearch.org). Resiliency is the ability to embrace a world-view that boosts psychological well-being, while also developing interpersonal skills that promote connection and joy.
In nurturing resiliency-based skills early on in life, you proactively guide your child, or the children you work with, towards living a life of courage, authenticity and passion. Join Tania for this interactive workshop packed with the latest interpersonal neurobiology on resiliency. This workshop will focus on practical skills to help your child, or the children you work with, to develop GRIT, to foster a Growth Mindset, to enhance social and emotional intelligence, and to face life with braveness, kindness, and gratitude.
Tanis is a Registered Psychologist and a Registered Play Therapist. She completed her undergraduate studies in South-Africa before engaging in a one year, full time internship in Chicago at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. In 2012, she received her Masters of Counselling from City University of Seattle. During her Master’s degree, she worked both on the front lines and as a counsellor with foster and adoptive families who faced a range of emotional, behavioural and cognitive challenges.
Since completing her degree, she has worked in a private practice setting with children, teens, adults and families. She works primarily from an attachment based perspective. This means that she works with clients to explore how early relationships affect how we come to understand our self, other people and the world.
Tania Co-Founded ICP in 2017 and specializes in resiliency and working with educators on mental health strategies in the classroom and other educational settings.