Laurie Leitch

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Laurie Leitch, Ph.D. has been a clinical trainer, researcher and organizational consultant for over 25 years. She is the co-founder of Threshold GlobalWorks, and the Trauma Resource Institute. She has co-developed models of intervention that provide stabilization skills training in neuroscience-based trauma programs appropriate with complex trauma and for use with adults and children suffering from long-term and acute trauma as well as war-zone trauma. Threshold has developed a specialized program for organizations called the Social Resilience Model. That model targets today’s highly networked and demanding organizational environments with their increasing rates of burn-out, secondary traumatization, demoralization, and staff attrition. It develops collective capacity-building to amplify resilience in individuals and groups at all levels of organizations. The model's development was supported by a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Fellowship. Leitch has extensive experience providing clinical training and consultation in diverse and cross-cultural settings. Her experience with complex trauma includes providing treatment following the 9-11 attacks, treatment and clinical training in southern Thailand after the tsunami, in Louisiana following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, providing self-regulation training to counselors working with genocide survivors in Rwanda, in China following the 2008 earthquake, and in internally displaced person’s camps in Kenya following the post-election tribal violence. She currently has a project in Haiti to expand local capacity to deliver self-regulation skills in IDP camps and grassroots organizations. Her self-regulation model, developed with Elaine Miller-Karas, was recently named a promising practice in a white paper prepared for Congress by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury. Leitch’s consistent focus is designing and implementing resilience-oriented approaches in which collaborative intelligence enhances and reinforces individual and organizational well-being.
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DJ Young Guru joins PopTech Camden speaker lineup

DJ Young Guru joins PopTech Camden speaker lineup

PopTech is pleased to announce additional speakers who will take the stage in Camden in just a few weeks! Whether you’re joining us in Maine or tuning in via Livestream, we’re looking forward to several days of riveting presentations. The theme this year is resilience; exploring what makes some people, organizations, systems and governments bounce back from disruption while others

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PopTech Iceland: Day 1 recap

PopTech Iceland: Day 1 recap

Our first day of PopTech Iceland just concluded and what a day it was. We heard from the president of a country, a head of a foundation, an anthropologist, a crisis mapper, and a Retired Army Brigadier General. Presenters sought to define resilience through the lens of systems, communities, organizations, governments and individuals, presenting concrete examples and theoretical concepts about

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Toward Resilience: Additional speakers announced for PopTech Iceland!

Toward Resilience: Additional speakers announced for PopTech Iceland!

As final preparations for PopTech Iceland are underway, we’re thrilled to announce the next round of amazing people you’ll see on stage in Reykjavik. From accurately predicting the collapse of financial bubbles to exploring the links between personal trauma and global leadership, the topic of resilience will be examined in all its various forms, energizing you with ideas

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