Joel Schmidt: Resilience Is a Gift


As a psychologist, Joel Schmidt treats veterans from World War II to the Iraq war. Hearing their stories and seeing their fight to recover from their wounds has given Schmidt a belief in resilience.

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Joel Schmidt is a clinical psychologist at the Veterans Affairs Mental Health Clinic in Oakland, Calif. He is also training director for a psychology internship program in the VA healthcare system. Schmidt lives with his wife near the San Francisco Bay.