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Post-Traumatic Growth with Richard Tedeschi, Ph.D.

July 9, 2012

Posttraumatic growth, a term coined by Lawrence G. Calhoun and Richard G. Tedeschi, refers to a positive change experienced as a result of the struggle with a major life crisis or a traumatic event. Posttraumatic growth is not simply a return to baseline after a traumatic event. Instead it is an experience of improvement that may be life changing.

Who should attend:
Mental health providers, social workers, administrators from public and private agencies, law enforcement, and policymakers

This workshop for mental health professionals will review the findings from the systematic study of this phenomenon and identify emerging strategies, termed “expert companionship,” to promote and support post-traumatic growth that integrates various cognitive, narrative, and existential aspects of treatment. In addition, this workshop will explore the parallel process of post-traumatic growth for mental health providers that experience vicarious or secondary trauma as a result of their work with individuals impacted by trauma.

Featured Presenter:

Richard Tedeschi, Ph.D.
Professor and Graduate Coordinator, Department of Psychology, UNC Charlotte

Dr. Tedeschi received his B.A. in Psychology from Syracuse University, his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Ohio University, and completed his Clinical Psychology Internship at The University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He is Professor of Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a Licensed Psychologist specializing in bereavement and trauma, and has led support groups for bereaved parents for over twenty years. With his colleague Lawrence Calhoun, he has published several books on posttraumatic growth, an area of research that they have developed that examines personal transformations in the aftermath of traumatic life events. Dr. Tedeschi serves as a consultant to the American Psychological Association on trauma and resilience, and as a subject matter expert for the US Army’s Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Program. He is recipient of the Mary G. Clarke Award for Distinguished Service to Psychology given by the North Carolina Psychological Association, and is President of NCPA.

Standard registration: $50 | CEs: $25

For More Information:
Please contact Megan Hayward at or 213.260.7633.

This training is a program of the S. Mark Taper Foundation Child Trauma Training Academy and presented by The Leadership Center at Children’s Institute.


Times: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm


The California Endowment | Redwood Room

1000 N. Alameda Street Los Angeles, CA 90043


CE credits are offered to PSY, MFT, LCSW, and BRN. Course meets the qualifications for 6.5 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Children’s Institute, Inc. provider #PCE 498. Children’s Institute, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Children’s Institute, Inc. provider #CEP8409 is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Children’s Institute, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Featured Speaker Richard Tedeschi, Ph.D.

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