The COVID crisis throws into relief what happens when grief has—quite literally—nowhere to go. The evidence suggests that most people summon strengths that surpass their own expectations.
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Michael Alcee Ph.D.
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Michael Alcee, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, TEDx speaker, and author who specializes in using his background in music, literature, and the arts to showcase the transformative power of psychotherapy.