Dr. Jeanne Slattery, professor of psychology at Clarion University, and Dr. Crystal Park ('85), recently published their chapter, "Resilience Interventions with a Focus on Meaning and Values," in “The Resilience Handbook: Approaches to Stress and Trauma,” which was edited by Mary Kent and her colleagues and published by Routledge.
Slattery and Park have written widely about the roles of meaning and spirituality in mental and physical health and their implications for psychotherapy. In this chapter they examined the research on interventions that use meaning and values to prevent problems after a traumatic event, and considered why they might be effective.
In 2011, Brooks/Cole published Slattery and Park’s book, "Empathic Counseling: Meaning, Context, Ethics, and Skill."
Park, who teaches at the University of Connecticut, received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Clarion University in 1985 and her doctorate from University of Delaware in 1993. She received Clarion University's Distinguished Achievement Award in 1999.
Slattery received her bachelor's degree from Illinois State University and her master's and doctorate from Miami University. She has taught at Clarion University since 1984.
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