Workshop #3

Pre-conference Workshop #3

Delegates are invited to register for the following Pre-Conference Workshop (Registration: €60; enrollment limited to 25 participants).

“Coping Theory and Interventions Across the Lifespan”

Erica Frydenberg
(Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Melbourne, Australia)

Wednesday, 4 August 2010, 9:00-12:00.

This workshop will make the links between theory and practice. It will review the major theories and language that can be used to both describe the way we cope but also to enhance our coping skills. Measurement tools such as the Adolescent Coping Scale and the Coping Scale for Adults along with recent research in assessing early years coping will be utilised to help identify concepts and constructs which can subsequently be used for behavioural change. The second half of the workshop will focus on programs to teach coping. Three approaches will be considered, namely, the self-help book, Coping for Capable Kids, written for young people, their teachers and their parents, the self-paced Coping for Success CD-Rom program, the Best of Coping, a pencil and paper coping skills program that can be used in individual or group settings or the recently published, Thinking Positively: A Program to Develop Coping Skills in Adolescents, Applications will be outlined along with evaluations of the programs will be considered.

This workshop is designed to help participants:

    • Identify and understand key theories in the field of coping
    • Develop a nomenclature of coping
    • Assess coping skills in adolescents
    • Consider coping across the lifespan
    • Apply coping concepts to professional practice
    • Utilise a coping skills program

    Participants will receive resource materials that include the Adolescent Coping Scale or Coping Scale for Adults and the Publications that relate to coping and coping skills development.

      About the Speaker

      Erica Frydenberg is a clinical, organisational, counselling and educational psychologist who has practiced extensively in the Australian educational setting before joining the staff of the University of Melbourne. She is an Associate Professor in psychology in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University. She is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society and serves on the Board of the Society. She has authored 8 books, 100 academic journal articles and chapters in the field of coping, published psychological instruments to measure coping and developed programs and a CD-Rom to teach coping skills. Adolescent Coping: Advances in Theory, Research and Application was published by Routledge in London in May 2008 and Think Positively: A Course for Developing Coping Skills in Adolescents was published by Continuum in London in May 2010.

      Selected References

      FRYDENBERG, E. (2010). Think positive: A course for developing coping skills in adolescents. London: Continuum. Pp 220

      FRYDENBERG, E. (2008). Adolescent Coping: Advances in Theory, Research and Practice. London: Routledge.

      FRYDENBERG, E., & BRANDON, C. (2008). Adaptations Francaise by Pronovost, J., Dumont, M., & Leclerc, D. Apprendre a Faire Face. (The Best of Coping), Melbourne: Cheneliere Education. 75pp ISBN 978-2-7650-1845-2

      FRYDENBERG, E., & BRANDON, C. (2007). The Best of Coping: Facilitators Guide, Melbourne: Australian Council for Educational Research. 68pp ISBN 9780864314864

      FRYDENBERG, E., & BRANDON, C. (2007). The Best of Coping: Student Workbook. Melbourne: Australian Council for Educational Research pp 79 ISBN 9780864314949

      FRYDENBERG, E., & LEWIS, R. (2009). The relationship between wellbeing, negative avoidant coping, and active coping in a large sample of Australians adolescents. Psychological Reports745-758.

      FRYDENBERG, & LEWIS, R. (2009). The relationship between problem-solving efficacy and coping amongst Australian adolescents. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling. 37, 51-64.

      FRYDENBERG, E., EACOTT, C., & CLARK, N. (2008) Teaching Coping Skills: From Distress to Success. Prevention Researcher. 8-12.

      FRYDENBERG, E. (2004).  Coping Competences: What to teach and when. Theory to Practice43, 14-22.

      FRYDENBERG, E., & LEWIS, R.  (2004). Adolescents least able to cope: How do they respond to their stresses?  British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 32(1), 25-38.

      FRYDENBERG, E., LEWIS, R., KENNEDY, G., ARDILA, R., FRINDTE, W., & HANNOUN, R. (2003). Coping with concerns: An exploratory comparison of Australian, Colombian, German and Palestinian adolescents. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 32, 59-66.

      FRYDENBERG, E., & LEWIS, R. (2002). Do managers cope productively?: A comparison between Australian middle level managers and adults in the general community. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 17 (8), 640-654.

      LEWIS, R., & FRYDENBERG, E. (2002). Concomitants of failure to cope: What we should teach adolescents about coping. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 72, 419-43.

      FRYDENBERG, E., LEWIS, R., ARDILA, R., CAIRNS, E. & KENNEDY, G. (2001). Adolescent concern with social issues: A comparison between Australian, Colombian and Northern Irish students. Peace and Conflict, 7, 59-76.

      FRYDENBERG, E., & LEWIS, R. (2000). Teaching coping to adolescents: When and to whom?. American Educational Research Journal, 37, 727-745.

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