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Stephen Joseph is professor of psychology, health and social care at the University of Nottingham, UK, where he is co-director of the Centre for Trauma, Resilience and Growth and an honorary consultant psychologist in psychotherapy. He has published more than 200 academic papers and 7 academic books, and is often asked to comment in the media on topical events relating to his work.
We live in a world in which suffering is endemic. In this book, Stephen Joseph sounds a hopeful note. Suffering need not destroy - Terry Waite CBEWhat Doesn't Kill Us indeed does and can make us stronger as brilliantly presented by Professor Stephen Joseph and lived throughout my every day - Dr Gill Hicks MBE, survivor of the London Bombings, July 7, 2005Convincingly challenging, highly enlightening, and compulsively readable, What Doesn't Kill Us is thoroughly recommended for both those who have and have not experienced trauma. A transformational new perspective - Elaine Iljon Foreman, author of Fly Away Fear: Overcoming Your Fear of Flying and co-author of Depression for DummiesWhat Doesn't Kill Us is a book of wisdom - both for those who have undergone great stress as well as for those who love and treat them. It is psychology as its best: honest, hopeful, helpful, and based on sound, serious research - Robert J. Wicks, Professor, Loyola University Maryland, and author of Bounce: Living the Resilient LifeIn this fascinating book, Stephen Joseph maps out the rarely explored positive consequences of trauma, reminding us that growth is possible even in the most adverse circumstances. Although essential reading for clinicians working with traumatised patients, What Doesn't Kill Us is so accessibly written that it should appeal to anyone interested in the human condition - Richard Bentall, Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of LiverpoolStephen Joseph's book is inspirational and, not just for the lay reader but also for all therapists, regardless of their theoretical orientation, as trauma is an inherent part of their work. It goes far beyond the narrow confines of current clinical approaches to working with trauma and posttraumatic stress and challenges all clinicians to think about what we actually say and do in the consulting room . . . To say that it is essential reading would be an understatement. It is essential as a survival guide to life - Stephen Regel, Honorary Associate Professor/Co-Director Centre for Trauma, Resilience and Growth School of Sociology and Social Policy, University ofProfessor Stephen Joseph] has ably blended his many years of research and clinical practice into an enlightened story of posttraumatic growth. This is a book that should be read by all who encountered trauma and those who love and treat them - Donald Meichenbaum, PhD Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and Research Director of the Melissa Institute for VWhat Doesn't Kill Us is an invaluable guide for anyone wanting to know to cope with trauma - Elaine Fox, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, University of Essex