David B. Feldman Ph.D.

David B. Feldman

David B. Feldman, Ph.D. is an author, speaker, and associate professor of counseling psychology at Santa Clara University. He is the co-author of the upcoming book SUPERSURVIVORS: The Surprising Link Between Suffering & Success (HarperCollins/Harper Wave, Spring 2014), which explores the stories of people who have experienced posttraumatic growth, those who survive and even thrive after a catastrophic event.  He is also the co-author of The End-of-Life Handbook: A Compassionate Guide to Connecting with and Caring for a Dying Loved One (New Harbinger Publications, 2008) and Public Speaking for Psychologists (American Psychological Association Books, 2010).

His research and writings address hope, meaning, and growth in the face of serious medical illness, trauma, and other highly stressful circumstances. He has authored numerous journal articles and book chapters, and has presented nationally and internationally on these topics. He has been interviewed for such magazines as SELF, U.S. News and World Report, and Ode, has had his work featured on WebMD.com and About.com, has appeared on national radio, and has lectured to both professional and lay audiences in the United States and abroad.

For more information, visit www.davidfeldmanphd.com and www.facebook.com/SupersurvivorsTheBook (see clickable links to the right).

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David B. Feldman, PhD, explores topics related to survivorship, whether from trauma, serious illness, or loss. Through real survivors' stories and the science of traumatic stress, he examines both the often-horrific consequences of catastrophic events as well as how these events can, at times, catalyze personal growth. The mission of this blog is to investigate the different ways that people survive trauma and tragedy, highlighting how people move forward in life, often maintaining a sense of hope and meaning.

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