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Trauma and Transformation

Trauma and Transformation
Growing in the Aftermath of Suffering

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Clinical Psychology

175 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
That personal growth often occurs in people who have experienced traumatic events is an acknowledged but under-researched phenomenon. This book fills the gap: the authors use a cognitive framework to explore this finding, focusing upon changes in belief systems reported by trauma survivors.

Tedeschi and Calhoun weave together literature from fields as diverse as philosophy, religion and psychology, and incorporate major research findings into the effect of trauma. With case examples from the authors' research and clinical work, information is presented in a manner accessible to clinicians. In addition, one chapter is written specifically for trauma survivors.

The Uses of Suffering
Religious and Psychological Roots

The Negative Consequences of Trauma
Psychological Growth from Trauma
Research Findings

Personality Characteristics and Successful Coping
Tasks and Cognitive Processes in Coping with Trauma
How Growth Happens
A Model for Coping with Trauma

Support and Intervention
Research Directions
Guideposts for People Challenged by Trauma

Richard G. Tedeschi

Lawrence G. Calhoun

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