Trauma happens unexpectedly. Flourishing happens through resilience. Valerie Anderson discusses the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress and how one can "bouncing back" from difficult experiences.
Dr. Valerie Anderson is the Clinic Director of the Veterans Health and Trauma Clinic at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. She currently works on developing research-informed and theoretically-based interventions to assist military clients and mental health providers address post-traumatic stress, secondary traumatic stress and job burnout. She is also working as a licensed psychologist providing mental health services to a variety of military members and their families. Dr. Anderson has been involved in the startup and operations of several mental health clinics.
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