Author | Richard G. Tedeschi, PhD

Articles

Posttraumatic Growth: A New Perspective on Psychotraumatology

April 01, 2004

Article

Little attention has been paid in the professional literature to a phenomenon that non-professionals have recognized since ancient times: Trauma can lead to personal growth. This article focuses on how traumatic events set processes in motion that produces new perspectives on the self, relationships and philosophy of life. Implications for clinical work with trauma survivors are discussed.

Posttraumatic Growth: A New Perspective on Psychotraumatology

April 01, 2004

Article

There is a long tradition in psychiatry, reaching at least back to World War I, of studying the response of people who are faced with traumatic circumstances and devising ways to restore them to psychological health. The main focus of this work has been on the ways in which traumatic events are precursors to psychological and physical problems.

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