About this Episode:
The impact of trauma on human beings can be profound and life-changing in significant ways, varying from person to person. In some people, the impact can change them in positive ways, offering opportunities for growth from their struggle. This phenomenon is called Posttraumatic Growth (PTG) and was coined by Dr. Richard Tedeschi and Dr. Lawrence Calhoun of UNC Charlotte. In this episode, Josh Goldberg, Executive Director of Boulder Crest Institute for Posttraumatic Growth, talks about PTG, the research behind it, its implications for those who have experienced trauma, and the ways in which he and his colleague, Ken Falke, are applying it to their mission of helping service members, veterans, first responders, and their family members.
Josh Goldberg is the Executive Director of the Boulder Crest Institute for Posttraumatic Growth. In his role as Executive Director, Josh is responsible for leading the development and delivery of training, technology, research and evaluation, and social and policy changes solutions based on the science of Post Traumatic Growth.
Josh is also the co-author of the May 1, 2018, released book Struggle Well: Thriving in the Aftermath of Trauma, which he wrote with Mr. Ken Falke, the chairman and founder of Boulder Crest. In their book, Goldberg and Falke address the topic of Post Traumatic Growth and assist readers in helping to provide readers with actionable strategies for making peace with their past, living in the present, and planning for a great future.
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- Additional Resources
- Boulder Crest
- Struggle Well
- The Buffer Zone: What Adverse Childhood Experiences Teaches about Maximizing Health and Wellbeing archived Webinar
This material is based on work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Office of Military Family Readiness Policy, U.S. Department of Defense Award Number 2015-48770-24368.