Richard G. Tedeschi, PhD, is professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a licensed psychologist in practice for over thirty-five years. He helped originate the concept of post-traumatic growth (PTG) and has published many academic books and articles on the subject. Tedeschi has consulted with the US Army and many other institutions to train professionals in growth-oriented practice. Bret A. Moore, PsyD, ABPP, is a prescribing psychologist and board-certified clinical psychologist in San Antonio, TX. He is a former active-duty Army psychologist and two-tour veteran of Iraq. Moore is the author and editor of thirteen books. His views on clinical psychology have been quoted in USA Today, The New York Times, and The Boston Globe, and on CNN and Fox News. He has appeared on NPR, the BBC, and CBC.
We see the suffering and results of over fifteen years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan on a daily basis at Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness. We also see the amount of strength that exists in military families. If there is one community in our nation that can achieve posttraumatic growth, it is the combat veteran who was forged on the anvil of adversity, and the military family that endured the long and stressful deployments. This workbook is a must for our brothers and sisters who have witnessed the worse that humanity has to offer war. Ken Falke, retired US Navy Bomb Disposal specialist, philanthropist, and founder of the EOD Warrior Foundation and Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness" If there were no trauma, there would be no posttraumatic growth. When trauma happens, a new path begins. This path may be full of sorrow and despair, but we are not alone. In spite of trauma, we can grow as people. This book offers the key to unlocking our true potential. Kanako Taku, certified clinical psychologist in Japan, and associate professor in the psychology department at Oakland University " Richard Tedeschi and Bret Moore s The Posttraumatic Growth Workbook is a gift to people suffering from loss, grief, and trauma. These useful exercises and helpful and hopeful readings will not only assist you as you cope with loss, but, more importantly, will help you to continue to grow, despite loss and grief. Rev. Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, professor at the College of New Rochelle Graduate School, senior consultant for the Hospice Foundation of America, and author of Grief is a Journey "