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Michael Terence Ungar, Ph.D. (b. 1963)


Micahel Terrence Ungar is a significant contributor to the fields of family therapy and social work through his research on resilience among children, youth, and families and how they together survive adversity in culturally diverse ways. Ungar has authored the book Working with Children and Youth with Complex Needs: 20 Skills to Build Resilience (Routledge, 2015) as well as more than 150 articles and chapters on resilience, family therapy, and social work. He has been the principal investigator for multiple longitudinal researches of resilience and evaluation projects in collaboration with organizations as diverse as The Human Development and Education Branch of the World Bank, The Red Cross, and Canadian public health agencies.


After completing undergraduate and master’s level studies at McGill University, Ungar received his Ph.D. from Wilfrid Laurier University in 1995. His first position, at Katimavik Youth Program,...


  • Family Resilience
  • American Family Therapy Academy
  • Canadian Mental Health Association
  • Mixed Methods Investigation
  • Prince Edward Island (PEI)

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Allan, R. (2018). Ungar, Michael Terence. In: Lebow, J., Chambers, A., Breunlin, D. (eds) Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy. Springer, Cham.

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