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Building Family Resilience



Building Family Resilience is a series of lectures by Dr. Judith Siegel, Professor, NYU Silver School of Social Work, and Director of the School's Post-Master's Certificate Program in Child and Family Therapy. This series examines ways to help families who are facing stressful situations. In addition to exploring systemic factors, these videos draw on neurobiology research to incorporate cutting-edge strategies for intervention. Each tape stands on it’s own in providing timely and practical insight. In combination, the series provides a comprehensive way to appreciate and intervene with family stress and build resilience in all family members.

Video Synopses

Video 1: (1.5 NYSED Contact Hours)

Clinical Work with Challenged Families (duration: approximately 1 hour 30 minutes) Many families are struggling with financial, health or relational problems. This seminar presents recent contributions from neurobiology research to explain the effect of stress on individuals and families. This allows for a more comprehensive understanding of risk factors to family functions. The concepts of emotional regulation and family security are introduced along with interventions to strengthen resilience.

Video 2: (this is a two part video that carries a total of 1.5 NYSED Contact Hours)

Part 1: Understanding and Working with Parents: The Cornerstone of Family Security (duration: approximately 40 minutes) This seminar explores different dimensions of parenting, and dynamics that can compromise partner’s ability to work well together. Topics that are covered include implicit beliefs, the influence of the past, coping strategies and factors that compromise effective parenting, such as depression, substance abuse and inter-partner conflict. Clinicians will be introduced to ways of creating an alliance, and helping parents sort out relationship issues that weaken the parenting team.

Part 2: Helping Families Raise Resilient Children (duration: approximately 30 minutes) This seminar examines the protective factors that contribute to resilience, such as family security, efficacy, problem-solving skills and emotional regulation, and ways that parents can help build these strengths in their children. The tape helps clinicians work with everyday parenting dilemmas from a perspective that is informed by neurobiology research, and reflective of the kinds of issues that parents grapple with on a day-to-day basis.

Registration and Fees

Click on the links below to register. The fee for each lecture is $25. Purchase together for a discounted fee of $40.

At the conclusion of each video, participants must complete a brief, multiple-choice learning assessment (based on the content of the video) to qualify for CEUs.

Continuing education Contact Hours


New York University Silver School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers {#SW-0012}.

NYU Silver School of Social Work, 1415 is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. NYU Silver School of Social Work maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 11/11/16 - 11/11/19. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.


New York University Silver School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors {#MHC-0083}.

For Mental Health Practitioners: Please check with your state, if you are not licensed in New York, to determine if these credits will be accepted for licensing renewal.

Learning Assessment

In order to obtain the credits, all participants are required to complete a short post-event learning assessment.  

Cancellations and Refunds

The Office of Global and Lifelong Learning offers refunds on the following basis:

  • Refund requests made within 24 hours after event registration: full refund
  • Refund requests made more than 24 hours after event registration: no refund
To request a reimbursement, please complete the form located here.