P001 New Perspectives on Trauma Treatment

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Laurie Leitch Comment Board: New Perspectives on Trauma Treatment


All of us listening to this session of New Perspectives on Trauma Treatment, featuring Laurie Leitch, come from a wide variety of backgrounds, but few of us seize the opportunity to practice our models of therapy in places outside of our offices.

Laurie Leitch, along with her business partner Elaine Miller-Karas, founded the Trauma Resource Institute in order to provide short-term trainings to groups of people surrounding traumatic events—in places like Haiti after the recent earthquake or New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina—so that their set of biologically based skills can help stabilize local people after disasters.

Get ready to be wowed by Leitch’s descriptions of the incredible results that have occurred, after presenting simple skills to people who have suffered unimaginable horrors. After listening, please take just a moment to comment here. What do you think of this method? What stands out for you?

11.08.2010   Posted In: P001 New Perspectives on Trauma Treatment   By Psychotherapy Networker
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    • Not available avatar 11.08.2010 10:38
      Wow. This session was amazing. I can't imagine being in all of those places doing the kind of work that Laurie Leitch does. It was difficult enough for me to watch the devestation from the earthquake in Haiti on the news! This sounds like absolutely incredible work. I just can't believe what kind of results came from her sessions. I'm so grateful to be able to have listened in to this amazing session.
      -Ashley Gold, Fort Worth, TX.
    • 0 avatar Amy Heikkinen 11.09.2010 09:28
      I was really inspired by this. It struck a deep chord - especially helping people in real time with overwhelming circumstances. I'm also excited to see somatic interventions being used.
    • Not available avatar 11.09.2010 13:10
      It would be great to learn more about this approach at the forthcoming Networker symposium...hint, hint.
    • Not available avatar 11.09.2010 13:17
      Thank you so much to Networker for making this available. I particularly found useful the connections with Gendlin's focusing work and EMDR. It also gave me another way of describing trauma to clients. I was impressed with how this approach works well with other cultures
      Sarah, Vancouver, BC
    • Not available avatar 11.09.2010 13:29
      This was wonderful. Pragmatic, useful, client centered healing techniques that can now be included in the holy grail of evidence based techniques. We truly do live in wondrous times! Thank you.
      Caryn, Oxnard, CA
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    • 0 avatar Ronald Ruden 11.09.2010 23:08
      Hi Rich,
      I think that you are the most remarkable interviewer I have ever heard.
    • Not available avatar 11.09.2010 23:45
      I liked the simplicity of the definition of trauma and the idea of providing whole communities that would otherwise have no mental health care with 'appropriate technology' - technology that ordinairy people can use for their own benefit.
      Mara Moreau
    • Not available avatar 11.10.2010 01:57
      This is a refreshing approach to treating trauma. I look forward to learning more. Thank you for the opportunity to get a taste of what is to come.
    • Not available avatar 11.10.2010 03:55
      From the description the method seemed elegant in its simplicity. I want to learn more.
    • 0 avatar Douglas Garner 11.19.2010 15:38
      I was thinking about Cowboys (anad other horse riders) Resiliency Model, after falling off the horse being told to get right back on yhe horse. They had instant Resiliency Treatment.
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