The Science Behind Mastering Resilience With Dr. Steven Southwick
Dr. Steven Southwick MD is the Glenn H. Greenberg Professor of Psychiatry, PTSD and Resilience at Yale University Medical School and Yale Child Study Center, Deputy Director of the Clinical Neuroscience Diversion of the Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD, and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His interests include the psychology and neurobiology of psychological trauma, PTSD, and resilience to stress. He has worked with a wide range of trauma survivors including combat veterans, civilian children and adults with PTSD, and very high functioning stress resilient former prisoners of war and active duty Special Forces soldiers and Navy Seals. Dr. Dennis Charney, Dean of Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, survived a shotgun wound to the shoulder and Dr. Steven Southwick, Professor of Psychiatry at Yale, is currently in treatment for cancer. Each has been using the strategies on resilience that they have been studying for the past 25 years in dealing with their own life’s challenges and each discusses not only the science of resilience but their own personal experiences in their upcoming book Resilience: The Science Behind Mastering Life’s Greatest Challenges.