''This volume's importance is that it opens theory to practice for the study, understanding, and promotion of resilience. We still know little about protecting and developing resilience and it is essential that we be open to an array of models that we develop, test, and refine. This volume offers both clinicians and researchers critical approaches for supporting and fostering people's strengths who are confronted with great adversity. We are at the beginning of this journey that will ultimately be one of mental health's fundamental contributions to humankind.'' - Stevan E. Hobfoll, PhD, The Judd and Marjorie Weinberg Presidential Professor and Chair, Behavioral Sciences, RUSH University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois ''This is an excellent book and essential reading for clinicians and practitioners of all kinds, including play and creative arts therapists. It brings together theory, application and research in a comprehensive manual. The language is accessible but rigorous, and examples of practice bring the text to life and help the reader to live the resilience factor. This book will be in demand for evaluation of 'evidence based-practice' with suffering populations, whether children or adults. It certainly provides an illuminating experience for the reader.'' - Professor Sue Jennings, PhD, Visiting Fellow Leeds Metropolitan University, Churchill Fellow 2012-2013 'Arts and Older People'