Fostering Resilience Through Life’s Transitions

Student Webinar: September 14, 2023

Dr. Jodi Basch offered an exploration of resilience, focusing on transitional phases in a person’s life from both theoretical and practical perspectives.

Dr. Basch leveraged her academic research and hands-on clinical experience to explore the topic. The session also addressed the provocative question, “What if I don’t want to be resilient?” Dr. Basch provided attendees with a nuanced understanding of resilience in the context of life’s transitions.

About Dr. Jodi Basch

Dr. Jodi Basch is a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). She completed her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at Queen’s University where she studied resilience in educational contexts, particularly though the transition from secondary school to post-secondary school. She obtained her Master’s of Counselling Psychology at the University of Ottawa, where she completed her internship with students at the university’s counselling centre. Dr. Basch is a holistic therapist who is dedicated to working with individuals who have experienced traumatic situations, anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship challenges, grief, chronic pain and illness, as well as other mental health challenges. Dr. Basch is also an Ontario Certified Teacher and has experience teaching students of all ages, including teaching educational psychology at the university level. She is the project manager on a SSHRC-funded research project, focused on well-being in pre-service teachers.

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