Lawrence G. Calhoun lived his formative years in Brazil, came to the US to attend college, and has remained here since. He earned degrees from St. Andrews Presbyterian College, Xavier University, and the Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Georgia. A licensed psychologist, he has maintained a part-time clinical practice for many years. Together with Richard Tedeschi he is one of the pioneers in the research and theory on posttraumatic growth. He is co-author or co-editor of 9 books, including Posttraumatic Growth in Clinical Practice, published by Routledge. He is a recipient of the Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence, The University of North Carolina Board of Governor’s Award for Teaching Excellence, and of the First Citizens Bank Scholar’s Medal (with Richard Tedeschi). Although he is no longer engaged in classroom teaching, he continues his research work and he continues to mentor doctoral students.
Richard G. Tedeschi received his B.A. in Psychology from Syracuse University, his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Ohio University, and completed his Clinical Psychology Internship at The University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Tedeschi is Professor of Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he teaches personality and psychotherapy, and serves as Graduate Coordinator for the MA Psychology program. He is a Licensed Psychologist specializing in bereavement and trauma. With his colleague Lawrence Calhoun, he has published books on posttraumatic growth, an area of research that they have developed that examines personal transformations in the aftermath of traumatic life events. Their most recent book is Posttraumatic Growth in Clinical Practice (2013). Dr. Tedeschi serves as a consultant to the American Psychological Association on trauma and resilience, and as a subject matter expert for the US Army’s Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Program. He is a recipient of the Mary G. Clarke Award for Distinguished Service to Psychology given by the North Carolina Psychological Association, and is past President of NCPA.
Arnie Cann received his doctorate in Social Psychology from Indiana University. His general research interests include social cognition processes, interpersonal relationships, and humor. He brings an important social psychological perspective to the posttraumatic growth research and mentors graduate students involved in the research team on methodology and data analysis. Additional information can be found at his individual home page: https://clas-pages.uncc.edu/arnie-cann/.
Amy Canevello received her PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Houston. Her research examines the interpersonal dynamics of close relationship. Specifically, she is interested in when and how we create upward and downward spirals in our relationships with others, how we contribute to what others experience, what it means to have good relationships, and the benefits of giving vs. receiving in close relationships. With respect to PTG, Dr. Canevello is interested in how these and other relationship processes contribute to or hinder trauma-related growth.
Elizabeth Addington is a student in the doctoral program in Clinical Health Psychology. Her research interests focus on posttraumatic growth in adult oncology patients, with additional interests in yoga and meditation. Her goal is to combine these interests in a career involving both clinical work and research.
Cara Blevins is a student in the doctoral program in Clinical Health Psychology. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from George Mason University in 2009. Her research interests focus on the experience of posttraumatic growth in military and service populations (i.e., firefighters), with additional interests in physiological stress reactivity and management, cardiovascular health, suicide prevention, and resilience.