How to Take Your Work Beyond the Consulting Room
What does it take for therapists to expand their focus beyond the therapy room and become a more powerful force for social change? We typically have a positive impact on the people who come to see us, but what about those who can’t afford therapy or, for whatever reason, are unable to seek our services? As healers of human suffering, we’re uniquely equipped with skills to improve the resilience of individuals and communities in the wider world. In this workshop, you’ll learn an exciting, generative approach to cultivating resilience. You’ll explore:
- A new form of “health literacy” that offers practical information and skills to underserved populations
- Core concepts from current neuroscience research—including the potency of safety, attachment, attention, and implicit memory—and how to use them to guide intervention choice points
- Specific tools designed to promote self-care and peer-to-peer work in underserved communities
- How to reach underserved communities via partnerships with community-based organizations, the criminal justice system, and healthcare settings to amplify resilience
Laurie Leitch, PhD, has been a psychotherapist, clinical trainer, consultant, and researcher for over 25 years. She’s the director of Threshold GlobalWorks, dedicated to cultivating resilience in individuals and communities. She’s the developer of the Social Resilience Model (SRM).