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Boosting Student Resilience with Dr. Diana Brecher

by Scott Barry Kaufman, April 12, 2017

Dr. Brecher is a clinical psychologist who uses cognitive behavioral strategies and positive psychology interventions to buffer students against the pervasive depression and anxiety present in higher education. We talk about her recommendations to increase resiliency, mindfulness, character strengths, self-efficacy, optimism, gratitude, and more. We discuss the mechanisms through which these interventions work, some of the many benefits they promote, how they can be implemented in schools, and some changes in academic culture that can  improve student well-being. To find out more about Dr. Brecher, see here. Enjoy the episode and sign up for a free trial of The Great Courses Plus at thegreatcoursesplus.com/Psych. 


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