Roadmap to Resilience:
A Guide for Military, Trauma Victims and Their Families
Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D.
“Writing a book that reviews the most relevant research on a topic is easy. Writing a book that is practical is hard. Dr. Meichenbaum has brilliantly done the latter in Roadmap to Resilience. Drawing upon 40 years of clinical practice and research, the author has distilled the most salient aspects of resilience and growth into an easy to understand and highly useful format. This book should be in the backpack of every soldier, in the hand of every leader, and on the desk of every clinician.”
Bret A. Moore, PSYD, ABPP, Asst Prof of Clinical Psychiatry, Univ. of Texas, Health Science Center at San Antonio and co-author of Wheels Down: Adjusting to Life After Deployment
“This is a really amazing piece of work. I am impressed that this book incorporates so many empirically-based approaches to trauma and resilience. Dr. Meichenbaum is a master of this field, both in terms of knowing the concepts and research, and making them accessible to military service members and their families. I would recommend this book to all clinicians who work with trauma survivors in order to help them see the various approaches they can take in treatment, and consider homework assignments they can suggest to their clients.”
Richard Tedeschi, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
"Roadmap to Resilience is a must read for any trauma victim and for any service member and their family members. Dr. Meichenbaum has hit a "home run" with this Guidebook making it an invaluable reference for building resilience and assisting recovery from combat and any form of trauma-based injuries. Roadmap to Resilience is the trauma victims and warriors “go to” Handbook for psychological health and readjustment.
The reader is walked through reasonable, easy to follow Action Plans to understand the physical, psychological and behavioral complexities of trauma. It is logically organized as the chapters build upon one another with excellent easy to relate to examples. Roadmap to Resilience includes numerous Quotable Quotes and “How To” examples that can be developed into a playbook for trauma victims, whether civilian or military. A must read handbook for advice on psychological health and readjustment for clinicians seeking to help victims of trauma."
Sharon M, Freeman, PhD, MSN and co-editor of Living and Surviving in Harm's Way
What Reviewers Are Saying
Many members of the military, trauma victims, and their families have confronted immense challenges in their emotional and physical well-being. Yet, as renowned psychologist, Donald Meichenbaum, emphasizes, the vast majority demonstrate the capacity to overcome these challenges and display resilience. In this very impressive book, the author skillfully summarizes those factors that contribute to leading a more resilient lifestyle, examining fitness in the physical, interpersonal, emotional, thinking, behavioral and spiritual domains. More importantly, he offers realistic practical strategies for nurturing resilience in each of these domains. This book will serve as a wonderful resource to read and re-read by those seeking to enrich their own lives or the lives of loved ones following hardship and trauma. It will also be an invaluable guide for clinicians working with these individuals and families.
Robert Brooks, Ph.D., Faculty, Harvard Medical School