RESEARCH + EVALUATION


Boulder Crest Foundation leads the development of the science of Posttraumatic Growth, guided by the founder of PTG, and our Distinguished Chair, Dr. Richard Tedeschi. As the first organization to ever develop and deliver Posttraumatic Growth-based programs, Boulder Crest continues to innovate, enhance, and expand the field of study of PTG.

Boulder Crest Foundation is an organization dedicated to innovation and transformation within and across the mental health world. As we develop new solutions and programs, it is critical that we study them, in depth, to demonstrate not only their efficacy, but underlying explanations for their effectiveness. With our breakthrough Warrior PATHH program, we have began that effort with an 18-month longitudinal Program Evaluation, conducted by Dr. Richard Tedeschi and Dr. Bret Moore. Moving forward, we intend to work towards more robust and comprehensive studies, that will ensure that PATHH programs receive the scrutiny and evidence they deserve and require. 

In January 2016, the Marcus Foundation invested $1.05 million to create the first-ever curriculum designed to cultivate and facilitate Posttraumatic Growth. This investment focused on two areas of work: the development of our Warrior PATHH curriculum, inclusive of the Warrior PATHH Instructor Guide, Warrior PATHH Student Guide, Warrior PATHH Journal, Warrior PATHH Syllabus, and Warrior PATHH Schedule of Events; and an 18-month longitudinal program evaluation of four pilot programs, conducted by Drs. Tedeschi and Moore, to assess the effectiveness and impact of Warrior PATHH.

The 18-month program evaluation was completed in January 2019, and the results provide quantitative evidence of what we know to be qualitatively true: Warrior PATHH doesn’t only reduce symptoms substantially; it enables students to live the great lives they deserve here at home. Warrior PATHH unlocks the value of military training and combat experience, and allows combat veterans to be the calm, connected, and congruent leaders desperately needed in their families, communities, and country.

To learn more about the 18-month results, you can read the full 18-month report by clicking on the report to the right.

In addition, while Posttraumatic Growth has been the subject of more than 600 articles, publications, and papers over the past three decades, there remains a great deal to understand about how to cultivate and facilitate PTG. A sampling of some of these articles is available here.

As an organization, we are committed to continuing to expand the depth and breadth of PTG research, and research into the application of PTG in programmatic formats (including PATHH).