Traci W. Olivier



Dr. Traci W. Olivier is a pediatric neuropsychologist at Our Lady of the Lake Children's Health Pediatric Development and Therapy Center. She also practices as a clinical and neuropsychologist at the Neuropsychology Center of Louisiana. Dr. Olivier specializes in neuropsychological evaluation and intervention with patients across the life span. Her primary areas of focus surround children with complex medical and neurological concerns, neurocognitive late effects of cancer-directed treatment, and resiliency in children, adolescents, and adults. 





10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Capitol Park Welcome Center, Large Meeting Room
Willow or Oak: Diverse Modes of Resilience

11:15 a.m. to Noon
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


Innovative Approaches to Individual and Community Resilience: From Theory to Practice

Resilience is a biopsychosocial phenomenon―it encompasses personal, interpersonal, and community experiences. Innovative Approaches to Individual and Community Resilience reviews the current research and details differing levels and approaches to resilience. On a microlevel, this book specifies how to develop appropriate coping strategies, maintain cognitive flexibility, and identify, label, and share feelings before acting upon them. On a macrolevel, it defines and explores environmental resilience, social resilience, community resilience, and family resilience.  It focuses on the importance of family, community, and spiritual bonds, in order to share experiences and enhance posttraumatic healing.  The need to be firmly grounded in today, while learning from yesterday, in order to cope with the requirements of tomorrow is the primary emphasis of this book. 

  • Explores aspects of resilience within the individual, community, and environment
  • Outlines critical factors that allow people to not just survive, but to thrive
  • Addresses the crucial role of the family in the development of resilience
  • Reflects upon the helping professional's need to achieve and maintain resilience
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