"I was particularly struck by the authors' balance between acknowledging what research can tell us whilst accepting the individual differences which might be encountered in practice...They recommend a stance which they call 'expert companionship' which blends human compassion with a degree of expertise that may not be available from friends and relatives: 'expertise is woven into your interactions, rather than revealed through knowledge'." - David Trickey, Chartered Clinical Psychologist in BereavementCare, Vol. 25, No.1.
Richard G. Tedeschi is a Clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychology at UNC Charlotte. With Dr. Calhoun, he is the author of books and articles on post traumatic growth. He has been in clinical practice for 25 years, and is on the staff of KinderMourn, an agency that serves bereaved families in Charlotte.
Lawrence G. Calhoun is a Clinical Psychologist and Professor of Psychology at UNC Charlotte. He has been a clinician for more than 30 years and his clinical work has been devoted to helping persons cope with anxiety, depression, and highly stressful events. His research has been focused on the responses of persons to trauma and other major life crises.