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       Glenn R. Schiraldi, Ph.D., has served on the stress management faculties at the Pentagon, The International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, and the University of Maryland, where he received the Outstanding Teaching Award and other teaching awards in the College of Health and Human Performance (now the School of Public Health). He is the author of various articles and books on human mental and physical health. His books on stress-related topics include: The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook: A Guide to Healing, Recovery & Growth; The Resilient Warrior Before, During, and After War; The Complete Guide to Resilience: Why It Matters, How to Build and Maintain It; World War II Survivors: Lessons in Resilience; The Self-Esteem Workbook; Conquer Anxiety, Worry & Nervous Fatigue: A Guide to Greater Peace; The Anger Management Sourcebook; Ten Simple Solutions to Building Self-Esteem; Hope and Help for Depression: A Practical Guide; and Facts to Relax By: A Guide to Relaxation and Stress Reduction. Glenn's writing has been recognized by various scholarly and popular sources, including the Washington Post, American Journal of Health Promotion, the Mind/Body Health Review, and the International Stress and Tension Control Society Newsletter. His books have been translated into nine foreign languages.
       While serving at the Pentagon, he helped to design and implement a series of prototype courses in stress management for the Department of the Army—including hostility/anger management and communication skills. For the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation and Resilience Training International he designed and presents resilience training to optimize mental health and performance while preventing stress-related mental disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder in high-risk groups (such as military, police, and firefighters). Serving at the University of Maryland since l980, he has pioneered a number of mind/body courses, which have taught coping skills to a wide range of adults to prevent stress-related mental and physical illness. His recent research indicates that resilience and other indicators of mental health can be favorably impacted by semester’s courses. He has trained clinicians in the U.S. and Canada on various dimensions of resilience and trauma. Because of his expertise in practical skill building to prevent mental illness, he was invited to join the Board of Directors, Depression and Related Affective Disorders Association, founded as a Johns Hopkins University, Department of Psychiatry, cooperative. He also serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Emergency Mental Health and on the ABC News Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder working group.
       He is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, and a Vietnam-era veteran. He holds graduate degrees from BYU (Summa Cum Laude, Valedictorian) and the University of Maryland. His research interests center on personality and stress, including resilience, post-traumatic stress, self-esteem, depression, anger/hostility, and anxiety.

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