Post Traumatic Growth or “PTG”
PTG was formally recognized as a psychological theory in the mid-1990s when researchers Richard Tedeschi and Lawrence Calhoun officially proposed the theory (Collier, 2016). Madhuleena Roy Chowdhury wrote an interesting article on the positive psychology website about it, and includes the Inventory below.
Survivors of trauma can not only recover but can make huge leaps in their personal growth, positively changing how they see the world and themselves. This Post-Traumatic Growth Inventory, which my therapist gave me recently, helped me to clearly see the huge amount of positive change I have been able to make. I hope you find it helpful, too.
I talk about PTG in my blog, “Recovery Discoveries”.