Monthly Archive: May 2011

May 13

Adaptive Competence—or Getting Back on the Horse

By Elizabeth O’Brien, M.A., LPC   There is a term being bandied about in psychological circles—and in the media—called “adaptive competence.” National Public Radio (NPR) did a story recently on the secrets of aging well, and this high-falutin’ term dominated the story. It seems that individuals with adaptive competence, which basically means “rolling with the …

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