Contributed by Laurie Leitch

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It Takes a Community

Therapy-As-Usual Can't Serve the Needs of Our Returning Troops

Our standard psychotherapeutic paradigm is unequal to the mammoth challenge of serving the troops who've served in Iraq and Afghanistan. What's needed is a... Read more

The Language of the Nervous System

The 5 TRM Self-Stabilization Skills

The Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) is based on teaching people a basic set of self-stabilization skills that help reregulate the nervous system in the wake of... Read more

Hope in the Ruins

Helping the Survivors of the Haitian Earthquake

A disaster-tested therapist, who's worked with the survivors of the Thai tsunami, the Sichuan earthquake, and the Rwanda genocide, offers an on-the-scene... Read more

Journey to Rwanda

A therapist confronts the unthinkable

Some years ago, Rwanda was the hellish scene of one of the most ferocious genocides in history. A therapist who traveled there reports on what it's like to... Read more

Laurie Leitch

Laurie Leitch, PhD, is cofound and codirector of development and evaluation for the Resource Institute, which offers training in the brief stabilization model Trauma Trauma Resiliency Model First Aide. She’s the director of research for The Foundation for Human Enrichment.