Michael Ungar


Michael Ungar, Ph.D., has worked for over twenty 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 Professor at the School of Social Work, at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, Dr. Ungar is the author of dozens of peer-reviewed articles and six books for parents, educators and helping professionals including his most recent, ‘Too Safe for their Own Good’ and ‘Playing at Being Bad’. He is also an internationally renowned researcher on the subject of resilience, and leads a team that spans eleven countries on five continents. In addition to his research and writing interests, Dr. Ungar maintains a small family therapy practice for troubled youth and their families. He lives in Halifax with his partner and two teenaged children.


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