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No Pressure, No Diamond, Susan Ann Stauffer, PhD

UUFSU, July 10, 2022 FORUM

Susan Ann Stauffer, PhD, shares her experience as a social worker at the DOVE Center (a safe-shelter providing crisis intervention and prevention for clients who have been victimized by violence in their home) in the context of her application of principles and techniques from the book “Post Traumatic Growth in Clinical Practice” by Lawrence G. Calhoun and Richard G. Tedeschi. She uses the metaphor of the toughest substance in existence—a diamond—in describing the innate soul-quality at the core of every

person, and how this can help clients heal in their struggle after trauma through a process of post traumatic growth.


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