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This comprehensive core textbook analyzes how resilient people navigate the troubled waters of life’s traumas and identifies how learning about resilience may help cultivate this quality in other, less resilient, people. Author Morley D. Glicken explains the inner self-healing processes of resilient people and helps individuals training in the helping professions to learn to use these processes in working with their clients.

How Resilient People Cope with Loneliness, Isolation, and Depression
How resilient people cope with loneliness, isolation, and depression
Why Resilient People Sometimes Experience Loneliness, Isolation, and Depression

We often think that resilient people are stress-resistant and that feelings of depression and loneliness are inconsistent with resilience, but these assumptions aren't always true. While resilient children and adults do very well on behavioral measures of life functioning and success, they often do well in the midst of prolonged depressions, and it is important for us to better understand this situation. Masten (2001) suggests that although some children may be resilient in many ways and have self-righting capacities that permit them to cope with very difficult life issues, this does not make them invincible, and they need to be ...

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