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Post-Traumatic Growth: Bouncing forward after adversity

Renata Porzig-Drummond, PhD, BSc Psychology (Hon), Grad Dip Psychology, BA, Cert Holistic Couns
1 Hour 01 Minutes
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Jun 08, 2022
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Following an adverse life event, some clients bounce back, whereas others navigate a profound psychological struggle. It is this struggle, however, that can provide a chance to ‘bounce forward’ and experience post-traumatic growth (PTG). PTG involves a cognitive shift, newfound appreciation of life, reconnection with personal strengths, and a focus on meaning that often involves helping others. Understanding the difference between resilience and PTG is crucial for clinicians, so that they can facilitate the strength-based PTG process without minimising the damage that trauma can cause.

In this 1-hour session, we will identify key components of PTG, discuss strategies that help facilitate PTG, and explore factors that help determine whether a client is open to a discussion about aspects of PTG.



PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This program is worth 1.25 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.



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Renata Porzig-Drummond, PhD, is a highly experienced professional development facilitator, specialising in applied psychology for over 15 years. Renata is passionate about behaviour change and her interests include emotional intelligence, positive psychology, and workplace communication.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Renata Porzig-Drummond has employment relationships with the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, the University of Adelaide, and the Australian College of Applied Professions. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Renata Porzig-Drummond is a member of the Australian Psychological Society, the International Coaching Federation, and the Anxiety Practitioners Network.


  1. Differentiate between resilience and post-traumatic growth.
  2. Identify key components of post-traumatic growth.
  3. Use gentle strategies to facilitate post-traumatic growth.


  • Understanding post-traumatic depreciation, resilience and post-traumatic growth
  • Factors and key concepts in post-traumatic growth
  • Exploring strategies to facilitate post-traumatic growth

Target Audience

  • Addiction Counselors
  • Counselors
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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