The Social Worker

Joey is not your typical social worker. He burns down houses to solve bureaucratic deadlocks, steals to get his clients bigger welfare cheques, and lies if it will help prevent his supervisor from intruding in the lives of his young clients. More

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About Michael Ungar

Michael Ungar, Ph.D. is the author of 9 books and more than 70 articles and book chapters. His works include We Generation: Raising Socially Responsible Kids, Too Safe for Their Own Good: How Risk and Responsibility Help Teens Thrive, Counseling in Challenging Contexts, and Strengths-based Counseling with At-risk Youth. Michael’s affable style of parenting advice and expertise on the subject of resilience is sought out by news media with Michael regularly being featured in high profile publications such as USA Today, the National Post and the Globe and Mail, as well as numerous television news shows and radio programs across North America. Michael has given keynote speeches and presented at conferences in many different countries, and recently participated in roundtable events at the European Parliament in Brussels.
He has practiced for over 25 years as a Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist with children and families in child welfare, mental health, educational and correctional settings. Now a University Research Professor, and Professor at the School of Social Work, at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, he leads an international team of resilience researchers that spans more than a dozen countries on six continents. In addition to his research and writing interests, Michael maintains a small family therapy practice for troubled children, youth and their families.
Michael lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with his partner and their two teenaged children.

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