Boulder Crest Institute
The Boulder Crest Institute exists to further program development, training and education, research and evaluation, and social and policy change centered around Posttraumatic Growth.
Meet Dr. Richard Tedeschi
Dr. Richard Tedeschi is the Executive Director of the Boulder Crest Institute and creator of Posttraumatic Growth science and methodologies.
The EVOLUTION of Posttraumatic Growth
The science of Posttraumatic Growth was initially described in 1995 after a decade of research and clinical work focused on individuals who had experienced trauma. UNC-Charlotte professors and psychologists Richard Tedeschi and Lawrence Calhoun discovered that many people grew in positive ways in the aftermath of their trauma. Their work grew into a body of scientific evidence supported by many researchers, much of which is available in our online PTG Resource Library.
Dr. Tedeschi leads the Boulder Crest Institute and is dedicated to supporting combat veterans, first responders, and their families. Dr. Tedeschi is supported in this work by Deputy Director of the Boulder Crest Institute, Dr. Bret Moore, a twice-deployed former Army psychologist, and Director of Research, Dr. Taryn Greene, an Air Force Veteran and Health Psychologist.
The Boulder Crest Institute is the world leader in advancing the science of Posttraumatic Growth (PTG), and we use our research and data to support the development and enhancement of our transformative PTG training programs.
Training and Education
Our Posttraumatic Growth-based curriculum and programs enable participants to thrive after trauma through research-supported, evidence-based methods. We will soon offer several Posttraumatic Growth-based certification programs for practitioners and service-oriented individuals who are dedicated to helping others thrive.
Research and Evaluation
At the Boulder Crest Institute we consistently measure and publish the impact of our PTG programs via qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods approaches. You can find a variety of empirically based PTG survey and measurement tools for researchers and practitioners in our PTG Resource Library.
Learn about PTG from the experts
The Boulder Crest Institute and our Scientific Advisory Panel comprise experts in the field of Posttraumatic Growth.Request an interview
growth in Spiritual-Existential Change following Struggle Well Training
increase in Posttraumatic Growth experienced by Warrior PATHH graduates
sustained reduction of stress experienced by Warrior PATHH graduates
THE PTG PROCESS
Learn more about the process of PTG and domains of life where people experience it.Discover the Science of PTG
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