As trauma and post-traumatic stress are among the most prevalent reasons clients seek the support of a therapist, surprisingly one of the most overlooked and underserved areas of psychology and mental health today is post-traumatic growth. As opposed to the typical treatment methods of returning a trauma survivor to pre-trauma levels, this approach takes a different look at trauma. That is that a person can not just return to pre-trauma levels, but transcend them. Instead of simply treating disease and trying to ameliorate symptoms, clinicians who specialize in post-traumatic growth are masters at facilitating client strengths. Post-traumatic growth clinicians also move clients from simply surviving a trauma to learning how to use the experience itself as an impetus for incredible growth.
To learn more about post-traumatic growth, you can also visit my new course, Post-Traumatic Growth Advanced Clinical Applications, which is available through Zur Institute.