Positive Psychological Approaches to Disaster: Meaning, Resilience, and Posttraumatic Growth (Paperback)
Resilience and Recovery Following Disasters: The Meaning Making Model.- Religion, Spirituality, and Meaning in the Wake of Disasters.- Reconciling Disaster and Deity: Trauma, Spirituality, and Growth in the Context of Natural and Technological Disasters.- Veterans and Disaster Response Work: The Role of Continued Service in Meaning Making and Recovery.- The Hero's Journey to Resilience and Thriving in the Context of Disaster.- Firefighters: An Occupational Case Study of Resilience.- Responding to Adolescents Following Natural and Technological Disasters: The Essential Nature of Hope.- Strengths and Application of Response Team vs. Community-Based Models of Psychological First Aid.- Posttraumatic Growth After Disasters.- Facilitating Posttraumatic Growth in the Wake of Natural Disasters: Considerations for Crisis Response.- The Disaster Sciences Interdisciplinary Minor at the University of Mississippi: Positive Psychology in Action.- Afterword: The Other Shore.
About the Author
Stefan E. Schulenberg received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, with a specialization in Clinical-Disaster Psychology, from the University of South Dakota in 2001. He is a licensed psychologist in the state of Mississippi, a Professor in the University of Mississippi's Psychology Department, and a Logotherapy Diplomate. Dr. Schulenberg is the Director of the University of Mississippi's Clinical-Disaster Research Center (UM-CDRC), an integrated research, teaching, and training center with emphases in disaster mental health and positive psychology. He is also the Director of the University of Mississippi's interdisciplinary minor in Disaster Sciences (DSci), a joint effort across the departments of psychology, criminal justice, social work, and sociology. Dr. Schulenberg has authored/co-authored over 80 peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters in scholarly texts. He is the editor of Clarifying and Furthering Existential Psychotherapy (2016), the co-editor of Clinical Perspectives on Meaning: Positive and Existential Psychotherapy (2016), and part of the authorship team that produced Disasters that Shaped Emergency Management: Case Studies for the Homeland Security/Emergency Management Professional (2018). Dr. Schulenberg's research interests include clinical-disaster psychology, positive psychology, and logotherapy, concepts such as perceived meaning, purpose, resilience, posttraumatic stress, and posttraumatic growth. He has conducted research on the effects of Hurricane Katrina, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and other disaster-related events (e.g., tornadoes, flooding). He offers workshops and provides training on disaster preparedness, psychological first aid, disaster response, meaning and purpose in life, resilience, and posttraumatic growth. Dr. Schulenberg has served as a disaster mental health volunteer and supervisor in the American Red Cross, and has worked previously with various other volunteer organizations, such as the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. He teaches the graduate cognitive assessment course for the University of Mississippi's doctoral program in clinical psychology. At the undergraduate level, Dr. Schulenberg teaches courses in disaster mental health, positive psychology, and psychology and law.