Bea Hollander-Goldfein is the former Director of the Post Graduate Certificate Program in Marriage and Family Therapy at the Council for Relationships. Since 1991 Bea has been the Director of the Transcending Trauma Project which is a large scale research program investigating coping and adaptation after extreme trauma. She holds the position of Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Couple and Family Studies, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA. Bea is licensed as a Clinical Psychologist and as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She is an AAMFT approved supervisor. She is also a member of the American Family Therapy Association. Bea received her doctorate in psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University and subsequently expanded her academic training to include certification in Marriage and Family Therapy. Systemic theory has guided her clinical practice and research activities for over 30 years. She has presented broadly on the topic of trauma and the importance of an integrated model of coping and adaptation. She has also published in the fields of Marriage and Family Therapy and Trauma studies.