Dr. James F. Zender is a clinical psychologist, certified brain injury specialist and certified traumatologist. His Psychology Today blog, The New Normal, made Heathline’s List of best traumatic brain injury blogs of 2019. Zender was the founding director of The Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Psychological Trauma at Detroit Receiving Hospital and University Health Center and was a full time Affiliate Instructor in Psychiatry at The Wayne State University School of Medicine. For the past 15 years, his private practice in the Detroit Metro area has focused on vehicular trauma injury recovery. He has lectured at the The World Psychiatric Association, Harvard Medical School, The International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies, and The American Psychological Association.
Drawing from his 30 years of experience as a clinical and forensic psychologist, Zender presents a guide for recovering, both physically and emotionally, from a car accident, whether as a driver or a passenger. He also provides guidance for those caring for family or friends who have been injured in an accident . . . Zender’s experience, knowledge, compassion, and empathy are evident throughout this book.
In Recovering from Your Car Accident: The Complete Guide to Reclaiming Your Life, Dr. James F. Zender helps you navigate the frightening complexities of auto trauma. He lights the way to recover and discover purposeful transformation. This compassionate and comprehensive guide would have been invaluable to my recovering from a head-on-collision in 2011. A must read for patients, family members, health care providers, and attorneys, to help reach long-term healing of Vehicular Trauma Syndrome. I will be recommending this book widely.
In my seven years that I continue to recover from a horrific motor vehicle crash, I have never come across such an enlightening, resourceful, and informative book that I could relate to. A remarkable read that touches on every struggle that we face after surviving such a life changing event. A silent pandemic that now speaks loudly and a book that every crash survivor should have!
Dr. Zender's book is a must read for anyone unfortunate enough to be injured in an auto accident. Accident victims are often underserved by medical providers and they often receive fragmented care and too little attention to their emotional and cognitive injuries. This book will also be of value to their families and caregivers who would like to understand the full impact of an accident. From someone who has been treating many of these patients for more than 30 years, let me say "Well done!"
Brain injury is significant and complex and far reaching, often misunderstood and underserved. Dr. Zender has expertly illuminated what is a mysterious condition to most people. His efforts to help people understand the condition and a path to healing should be commended. He explains how brain injury victims have a fear of being crazy, they suffer from depression, and that pain is a powerful, interruptive force. He encourages the importance of empathy and emphasizes the power of group therapy and the benefits of meditation. His book is an excellent resource to help these victims and their families.
This is the book I desperately needed when my son suffered a severe Traumatic Brain Injury from a car accident. Dr. Zender's book is extraordinary and provides narratives of bravery, hope, and healing. He writes with both compassion and strength. The book provides transformational advice for those suffering from trauma.
Dr. Zender does a masterful job at illuminating a path for healing and transformation… May it help you or someone you love to recover, heal, and transform.
Dr. Zender's book is a terrific post-trauma wellness guide. It offers alternative and complementary approaches to healing and recovery for both the mind and body.
Drawing upon over 30 years experience in psychological traumatology, Dr. James Zender has put together a comprehensive masterpiece that can be a guiding light for those struggling through the labyrinth known as traumatic brain injury.
With empathy and compassion, Dr. James F. Zender listens to his patients who have experienced debilitating automobile accidents. In his new book, Recovering From Your Car Accident: The Complete Guide to Reclaiming Your Life, you will learn methods, practices, techniques and processes to not just SURVIVE but THRIVE as you embark on becoming whole again after your trauma. This unique guide is long overdue since more people suffer traumatic brain injuries from car crashes than from war. A must read for any of you or your family members who need support and guidance after being in an unfortunate accident and are most likely in pain.
8/17/20, Psychology Today: Author James Zender offers a view of how empathic psychotherapy can be key to recovery in a piece supporting the book. Link: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-new-normal/202008/shattered-windows-shattered-bones-shattered-lives?amp
11/19/20, GloWell article: Author James Zender is a featured expert in the article "Feeling Burned Out? Here are 7 Coping Mechanisms to Help You Recover." Link: https://www.glowellmag.com/feeling-burned-out-here-are-7-coping-mechanisms-to-help-you-recover/
2/9/21, Organic Spa Magazine: Author is featured expert in "Reclaiming Resilience" article.