Heidi Christianson, PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, training director of the Health Psychology Residency and member of the Clinical Cancer Center, will discuss Post Traumatic Growth, otherwise known as Benefit Finding, which is a growth process that occurs in response to challenging, traumatic adversity. She will review the literature on Post Traumatic Growth and discuss applications to cope with major medical concerns. The presentation will end with a discussion on how to facilitate Post Traumatic Growth. This lecture is the third in the 2018 MCW Women in Science lecture series. The annual series showcases outstanding research by MCW female scientists and provides financial support for their cutting-edge work.