Boulder Crest Institute's team is responsible for the publication of a number of books focused on the subject of living well, posttraumatic growth, trauma, clinical, and military psychology.


Struggle well: thriving in the aftermath of trauma

“Over the past four years, Ken and Josh have built a world-class program on the conviction that physical and mental trauma can actually present opportunities for personal transformation and growth. With leadership, training, and structure, they encourage, motivate, and inspire the confidence that helps people overcome life’s challenges. Struggle Well is innovative, brilliant, and important—and it works.” 

Admiral Eric Olson
Former Commander United States Special Operations Command 



“The editors and authors of this text do an excellent job of identifying the major conceptual and clinical hurdles facing this fledgling field of study...This book makes a very important contribution toward the evolution of clinical psychology. Many people have had their symptoms reduced but still seek meaning and purpose. PTG provides a scientific framework to help them on this journey."

Frank Masterpasqua
in PsycCRITIQUES, Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books


WHEELS DOWN: Adjusting to life after deployment

“The definitive reference for the defining challenge of our age. If you are a vet, love a vet, or work with vets, then this book is a must-read. If only this book had been available to the veterans coming home from Vietnam.

Lt. Col. Dave Grossman author of On Killing and On Combat


Posttraumatic Growth: Theory, Research, and applications

"It has been over twenty years since the term ‘posttraumatic growth’ was coined by Richard Tedeschi and Lawrence Calhoun. In that time, these authors’ pioneering and inspirational work has helped posttraumatic growth become a flagship theme of positive psychology, one that has garnered interest from personality, social, and clinical psychologists across the world. This is a milestone book written by the leaders in the field, and it will surely set the agenda for theory, research, and practice for the next twenty years. It is a must read for all students, academics, and practitioners interested in the study of traumatic stress and how to help people overcome adversity."

Stephen Joseph, PhD, author of What Doesn’t Kill Us: The New Psychology of Posttraumatic Growth



“Moore provides the public with a comprehensive, useful, and approachable set of skills for the management of anxiety. Readers who implement even just a few of the strategies will likely find themselves leading not only a less worrying, but a happier and more fulfilling life."



The posttraumatic growth workbook

“If there were no trauma, there would be no posttraumatic growth. When trauma happens, a new path begins. This path may be full of sorrow and despair, but we are not alone. In spite of trauma, we can grow as people. This book offers the key to unlocking our true potential.”

Kanako Taku
Certified Clinical Psychologist in Japan,
Associate Professor, Oakland University


posttraumatic growth in clinical practice

“It is the task of all mental-health professionals to help traumatized patients extract themselves from a quagmire of depression, anxiety, and post traumatic stress. Posttraumatic Growth in Clinical Practice is the guide clinicians need to do that―and much more. Authors Tedeschi and Calhoun provide a wealth of immensely valuable tools for fostering posttraumatic growth, with specific guidance and real-world examples that show clinicians how to help their patients flourish in the aftermath of their tragedy."

Rhonda Cornum, PhD, MD, US Army Brigadier General (ret) and professor of military and operational medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences