In this book Charles Figley, founding president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), has assembled the pioneers in the burgeoning field of traumatology. This volume presents autobiographical essays of sixteen leaders in the field, each of whom has been recognized by the ISTSS for their contributions to the advancement of the field. The rapid expansion of the field of traumatology in such a concentrated time presents a unique opportunity to pull together the pioneers and leaders of this new area of study while they continue to shape the direction of the field. Contributors offer insights into their life and work, successes and shortcomings, and leave the reader with the inspiration to following in their footsteps.
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