Richard Tedeschi, Ph.D., is a psychologist and professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina Charlotte where he teaches and supervises students in the Health Psychology Doctoral program.  He is a consultant to the American Psychological Association on trauma and resilience and is a Fellow of the Division of Trauma Psychology.  Over the past twenty years Dr. Tedeschi and his colleague, Lawrence Calhoun, have pioneered the concept of posttraumatic growth and published their ground breaking work in several books, including The Handbook of Posttraumatic Growth: Research and Practice and Posttraumatic Growth in Clinical Practice.  Dr. Tedeschi has served as the president of the North Carolina Psychological Association and has been a leader in PTSD treatment for men and women who have served in U.S. armed