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Bea Hollander-Goldfein

Since 1991, Bea Hollander-Goldfein has been the director of the Transcending Trauma Project, a comprehensive research project investigating coping and adaptation after extreme trauma at the Council for Relationships (CFR). CFR, the Division of Couple and Family Studies in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, part of the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, is a non-profit outpatient treatment and training center. Dr. Hollander-Goldfein is the director of the AAMFT-accredited Post Graduate Certificate Program in Marriage and Family Therapy, as well as the director of research and supervision at the Council for Relationships. She is an instructor and supervisor in the Post Graduate Training Program and a Clinical Assistant Professor at Jefferson Medical College. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University and subsequently attained certification in marriage and family therapy. Systemic theory has guided her clinical practice and research activities for 30 years. She has presented broadly on the topic of trauma and the importance of an integrated model of coping and adaptation. She has also published in the fields of marriage and family therapy and trauma Studies. She is the senior author of the book, “Transcending Trauma: Survival, Resilience and Clinical Implications in Survivor Families” (Routledge, 2012).