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Our team works in extreme trauma contexts around the world to understand healing and resilience processes from a scientific and on-the-ground perspective. Our research and field work informs our practice with individuals, organizations, communities and na seeking to heal wounds and build capacity. Dr. O'Grady and Dr. Orton are co-founders of Resilience Leadership & Psychotherapy.
Dr. O'Grady is a licensed clinical psychologist whose work as a professor, clinician, leader and researcher has focused on being with people in their suffering. and helping them grow resilience. She has taken teams to conduct research and provide psychotherapuetic and consultation services to people experiencing collective trauma and crisis in places such as Haiti, Democratic Republic of Congo, The Netherlands, China. Ferguson, Missouri USA, and Baltimore, Maryland USA. She has also served in leadership roles in the American Psychological Association. Her clinical practice and research take place from an ecological perspective. She has built a reputation for working with complex problems with compassion and care. She has expertise providing therapy and consultation to physical and behavioral healthcare workers.
Dr. Kari O'Grady
Founder & CEO
Dr. Orton earned his Ph.D. in Business Administration and Strategy from the Ross School of Business. His work as a professor, researcher, strategist and organizational resilience expert has focused on reducing human suffering in organizational and institutional levels. His work on resilience processes has deep roots in the sensemaking proccesses involved in extreme context, high demand situations. Hie has conducted research and provided strategic guidance to teams and organizations in many high- stress contexts around the world. He provides strategic resilience practices to help organizations and institutions prevent, prepare for, and respond to catastrophe.
Dr. J. Douglas Orton
Co-founder & VP of Research
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