Resilience Center for Veterans and Families - Teachers College, Columbia University


The Resilience Center for Veterans & Families pairs groundbreaking research on human emotional resilience with clinical training of therapists to assist veterans and their families as they transition back to civilian life.

The center studies the experiences, strengths and difficulties of veterans and their families, while researching and assessing intervention programs that can best enhance their health and well-being.

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Guided by Dr. Bonanno, one of the world's foremost authorities on human emotional resilience and recovery from trauma and loss, TC's Resilience Center will expand its leading-edge research on how people cope with loss, potential trauma and other forms of extreme life events. Current research focuses on the ability of individuals to adjust psychologically and to perform well under different circumstances. The Center will also study and evaluate intervention efforts aimed at improving the lives of veterans and their families.

Ultimately, the Resilience Center aims to serve as a national or global intellectual hub, producing white papers and convening conferences on promising models of evidence-based treatments and services for veterans.



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Through Teachers College's nationally regarded Dean Hope Center for Educational & Psychological Services (DHCEPS), which offers training programs in clinical and counseling psychology, the Teachers College Resilience Center recruits and trains its top students to counsel veterans and their families.

The Center works in a two-folded way; first it offers students the opportunity to integrate theoretical coursework with practicum experience within a multidisciplinary setting. This training is foreseen by highly qualified supervisors. Simultaneously, the DHCEPS offers affordable psychological and educational services to individuals, couples, and families residing in the nearby neighborhood of the New York City area. The emphasis is on respecting and working with clients from diverse, multicultural contexts regardless of age, racial and ethnic background, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, and religious or cultural affiliations. DHCEPS also commits to maintaining a liaison with community-based agencies and organizations such as schools, hospitals, and mental health clinics, among others.


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