David B. Feldman Ph.D.

David B. Feldman, Ph.D. is an author, speaker, and professor of counseling psychology at Santa Clara University. Follow him at facebook.com/davidfeldmanphd or listen to his podcast, “Psychology in 10 Minutes,” on SoundCloudiTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Feldman is the co-author of Supersurvivors: The Surprising Link Between Suffering & Success (HarperCollins/Harper Wave), 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) and Public Speaking for Psychologists (American Psychological Association Books).

His research and writings primarily address hope, meaning, and growth in the face of serious traumas, losses, and setbacks. He has authored numerous journal articles and book chapters, and has presented nationally and internationally to audiences in the healthcare, technology, and education sectors. He has appeared in such magazines as U.S. News & World Report, Business Insider, Harvard Business Review, SELF, People, and 'O': The Oprah Magazine, has had his work featured on WebMD.com and About.com, and has appeared on national radio and television.

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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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