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Positive Psychological Approaches to Disaster

Meaning, Resilience, and Posttraumatic Growth

Editors: Schulenberg, Stefan (Ed.)

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  • Brings together international scholars from various perspectives in the fields of disaster mental health and positive psychology
  • Examines how positive psychology can help facilitate resilience, posttraumatic growth, and finding meaning after disasters
  • Offers practical considerations for disaster mental health work with a scholarly basis
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Written by prominent proponents of disaster mental health and/or positive psychology, this comprehensive book examines disaster mental health and positive psychology in the context of natural and technological disasters. Chapters in the first section focus on applications of meaning and resilience in the area of disaster mental health, both serving as primary examples of applications of positive psychology and related frameworks. Later chapters focus more specifically on key aspects of disaster mental health, including the importance of preparedness, training, and special populations. Contributors consistently align their insights with positive psychological approaches, either by explicitly referencing their relevance or alluding less directly to themes in positive psychology.

Among the topics discussed:

  • The role of religion and spirituality in finding meaning after disasters
  • Veterans and disaster response work
  • Firefighters: an occupational case study of resilience
  • Strategies for responding to adolescents following natural and technological disasters
  • Effective crisis response for facilitating posttraumatic growth

Positive Psychological Approaches to Disaster: Meaning, Resilience, and Posttraumatic Growth is a significant and timely collection of research, representing an effort of internationally respected scholars in positive psychology and disaster mental health.

About the authors

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.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Positive Psychological Approaches to Disaster: An Introduction

    Pages 1-7

    Schulenberg, Stefan E.

  • Resilience and Recovery Following Disasters: The Meaning Making Model

    Pages 9-25

    Park, Crystal L. (et al.)

  • Religion, Spirituality, and Meaning in the Wake of Disasters

    Pages 27-44

    Van Tongeren, Daryl R. (et al.)

  • Reconciling Disaster and Deity: Trauma, Spirituality, and Growth in the Context of Natural and Technological Disasters Induced by Climate Change

    Pages 45-59

    Werdel, Mary Beth

  • Veterans and Disaster Response Work: The Role of Continued Service in Meaning Making and Recovery

    Pages 61-79

    McCaslin, Shannon E. (et al.)

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eBook 84,99 €
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Positive Psychological Approaches to Disaster
Book Subtitle
Meaning, Resilience, and Posttraumatic Growth
Editors
  • Stefan Schulenberg
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-32007-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-32007-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-32006-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 210
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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