Laurie Leitch & Loree Sutton • Saturday Morning
Ever wonder how you can make a difference in the world, beyond your caseload and narrowly defined practice? Then this is the workshop for you. You’ll learn about the ways you can translate your clinical expertise into broader social good—whether part-time, volunteer, or in a second career, in your community or beyond. We’ll discuss the range of settings and projects with which you might get involved, from disaster relief to organizational development, resiliency training, and teaching public health skills. We’ll explore best practices for working in an unfamiliar culture, organization, or community; how to avoid medicalizing or pathologizing problems; and how to teach skills to community members who’ll teach others in turn. You’ll come away with a greater sense of where you can apply your clinical skills in the wider world.
Laurie Leitch, Ph.D., is the cofounder with Loree Sutton of Threshold Global Works, which designs and implements projects using the Social Resilience Model to build resiliency-oriented collective intelligence across systems of all sizes—from the military to multinational organizations, villages, and communities
Brigadier General (ret.) Loree Sutton, M.D., was a founding director of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury from November 2007 to June 2010.