Ross Laird, Ph.D. is a best-selling author and award-winning scholar. He is a teacher of creativity, a consultant in the psychology of leadership and management, and a clinical supervisor in the fields of addiction and trauma. Currently he teaches at Vancouver Community College, The Vancouver Art Therapy Institute, Simon Fraser University, and Langara College. He facilitates groups in the arts, in education, in progressive corporations, and for those undergoing trauma or illness. His approach is experiential and collaborative, with particular emphasis on creativity as an instrument of change. Ross is the author of the critically-acclaimed books Grain of Truth (short-listed for a Governor General’s Award) and A Stone’s Throw.