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The Wizarding World of Resilience

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Resilience is defined as the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. In recent years, there has been a marked decrease in resilience in young adults. In higher education, this decline has resulted in increased anxiety and depression among college students. Record numbers of college students are attending counseling and taking medication. They report struggling to complete their coursework, interact with peers, or develop a clear sense of self. This presentation describes a pscho-educational and experiential group therapy approach to teaching resilience to college students with mental illness using popular culture, particularly the wizarding world of Harry Potter.

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May 19th, 12:00 AM

The Wizarding World of Resilience

Resilience is defined as the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. In recent years, there has been a marked decrease in resilience in young adults. In higher education, this decline has resulted in increased anxiety and depression among college students. Record numbers of college students are attending counseling and taking medication. They report struggling to complete their coursework, interact with peers, or develop a clear sense of self. This presentation describes a pscho-educational and experiential group therapy approach to teaching resilience to college students with mental illness using popular culture, particularly the wizarding world of Harry Potter.