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About Me

David B. Feldman is an associate professor of counseling psychology at Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California. He holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Kansas and completed a health psychology fellowship at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California. His passion is to help victims of trauma and life-threatening illness experience growth and embrace life despite significant adversity. Dr. Feldman has worked with patients and families coping with cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer's dementia, stroke, spinal cord injury, and countless other serious medical conditions. His research focuses on hope, meaning, and growth in the face of life's difficulties, and he has been instrumental in developing Hope Therapy and applying it to various populations. He has authored numerous articles and book chapters as well as presented nationally and internationally on these topics. Dr. Feldman has been interviewed in SELF, U.S. News and World Report, and Ode, has had his work featured on WebMD.com and About.com, and has appeared on national radio. He is the author of two books: The End-of-Life Handbook: A Compassionate Guide to Connecting with and Caring for a Dying Loved One (New Harbinger Publications) and Public Speaking for Psychologists: A Lighthearted Guide to Research Presentations, Job Talks, and Other Opportunities to Embarrass Yourself (American Psychological Association).