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What Doesn’t Kill Us: Post-Traumatic Growth

By Stephen Joseph — 2013

Stacey Kramer’s poignant talk “The Best Gift I Ever Survived“ in which she describes her experiences with a brain tumor provides a testimony to one of the most important topics in modern clinical psychology — post-traumatic growth.

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