Michael Ungar, PhD
Dr. Ungar is a social worker and marriage and family therapist with experience working directly with children and adults in child welfare, mental health, educational and correctional settings. He conducts research internationally on resilience-related themes relevant to the treatment and study of at-risk youth and families and is a collaborator on several international research projects in countries such as China and Colombia. Dr. Ungar maintains a family therapy practice in association with Phoenix Youth Programs, a prevention program for street youth and their families.
- Professor, School of Social Work, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
- Director, The Resilience Research Centre at Dalhousie University
- PhD, 1995, Wilfrid Laurier University, Social Work
- Ungar, M. (2011). Counseling in challenging contexts. Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole.
- Ungar, M. (2010). Families as navigators and negotiators: Facilitating culturally and contextually specific expressions of resilience. Family Process, 49(3), 421-435.
- Ungar, M. (2010). What is resilience across cultures and contexts? Advances to the theory of positive development among individuals and families under stress. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 21(1), 1-16.
- Ungar, M., Barter, K., McConnell, S.M., Tutty, L.M., & Fairholm, J. (2009). Patterns of abuse disclosure among youth. Qualitative Social Work, 8(3), 341-356.
- Liebenberg, L. & Ungar, M. (Eds.). (2009). Researching resilience. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.