Wired Together Speaker Spotlight- Ross Laird
Ross Laird is a consultant to organizations on themes of addiction, interpersonal conflict, trauma, creativity, and healing. He is a best-selling author of books on personal development, and he has won multiple awards for his writing, teaching, scholarship, and clinical work. He is the clinical supervisor to BC’s largest provincially-funded addictions treatment program and a consultant to many others. He has taught at more than a dozen post-secondary institutions and has been involved with research at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York, the War Childhood Museum in Sarajevo, and the Happy Museum Project in the UK. He has worked with first responders, parent groups, refugees, Indigenous communities, university students, cancer patients — hundreds of organizations both in Canada and internationally.
Dr. Laird is currently completing his third book (on addictions and the path of healing) as well as two further books, with co-authors, focused on the role that creative and cultural activities can play in mental health and wellbeing.
Learn more about Dr. Laird’s work in the links below and get a taste of what you can expect at Wired Together: Self, Science, Society:
- Therapeutic Cultures and the New Traditions of Counselling – BCACC 2019 AGM Keynote
- Finding Wisdom in the Wound of Trauma – BC First Responders Mental Health Conference
- Big Problems, Small Wonder – TedX Talk
Learn more about Wired Together: Self, Science, Society and register here.