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Friday Forum Encore Ordinary Magic: Advances in Developmental Resilience Science and its Applications
Metropolitan State University, Midway Campus (Lower Level, Room P)
1450 Energy Park Drive
St. Paul, MN 55108
Friday, February 09, 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST
Category: Friday Forum Encores

Ordinary Magic: Advances in Developmental Resilience Science and Its Applications

Friday, February 9, 2018

Registration: 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Program: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Friday Forums are cosponsored with the
Metropolitan State University Psychology Department

About the Program

This presentation will provide an update on the science of resilience in human development and implications for prevention, policy, and practice. Illustrative research will focus on children and families at very high risk due to exposures of homelessness, poverty, war, and disaster. Emerging research on the neurobiology of resilience and other new horizons in resilience science will be highlighted. A general resilience framework for practice will be presented.

This session is at the intermediate level and is designed for psychologists and other mental health professionals.

This session qualifies for 3.0 continuing education credits. You must attend the full 3-hour program to get continuing education credit for the event.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Define and analyze resilience from a developmental systems perspective at the level of individual and family.
  2. Identify protective processes indicated by research on resilience in children.
  3. Apply a resilience framework tailored to their own practices.

About the Presenters:

Ann Masten, Ph.D., LP, is a Regents Professor of Child Development and Irving B. Harris Professor in the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota. Her research is focused on understanding risk and resilience in human development with the goal of informing practice and policies designed to prevent or mitigate risk and promote healthy life span development. She is a past-president of the Society for Research in Child Development and Division 7 (Developmental) of the American Psychological Association (APA), and currently co-chairs the U.S. National Academies Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally. She is a recipient of APA’s Bronfenbrenner Award for Lifetime Contributions to Developmental Psychology in the Service of Science and Society and author of the 2014 book, Ordinary Magic: Resilience in Development, as well as many journal articles. She received her Ph. D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1982.

The Minnesota Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Minnesota Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

ACCESSIBILITY ACCOMMODATIONS:  If you need disability related accommodations, including parking, to make this event accessible, please contact the Metropolitan State University Center for Accessibility Resources, 651-793-1549, or [email protected]

To Register:

Register Online

Click here for a pdf Registration Form and Flyer

Walk-up registrations are welcome the day of, but pre-registration is preferred.

Pricing MPA Member Non-Member Student
Early Bird Registration - Register by January 26 $45 $65 $15
Regular Registration - Register after January 26 $55 $75 $25


Refund/Cancellation Policy: A 100% refund will be made if the event is cancelled. Refunds, less a $5 handling free, will be given if a written cancellation is received at least two working days before the scheduled program begins. Transfer of fee to another program is granted if written cancellation notice is received at least one day before the program. No refund or transfer is given the day of the program.

Diversity Statement

The Minnesota Psychological Association actively encourages the participation of all psychologists regardless of age, creed, race, ethnic background, gender, socio-economic status, region of residence, physical or mental status, political beliefs, religious or spiritual affiliation, and sexual or affectional orientation.Although we are an organization of individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds, the Minnesota Psychological Association also recognizes our core unifying identities as Psychologists who practice in America. We also recognize that we may hold unintentional attitudes and beliefs that influence our perceptions of and interactions with others. Within this context of unity and self-exploration, we are committed to increasing our sensitivity to all aspects of diversity as well as our knowledge and appreciation of the unique qualities of different cultures and backgrounds.We aspire to becoming alert to aspects of diversity, previously unseen or unacknowledged in our culture. In this spirit, we are committed to collaborating with multicultural groups to combat racism and other forms of prejudice as we seek to promote diversity in our society. To this end, we are dedicated to increasing our multicultural competencies and effectiveness as educators, researchers, administrators, policy makers, and practitioners.