Speaking Schedule

Dr. Brooks addresses essential themes in his presentations, including strategies for nurturing confidence and resilience in ourselves, our children, and in others; balancing our personal and professional lives; managing stress more effectively; creating positive work and school environments; and enriching family relationships.  His emphasis is on identifying and reinforcing the strengths or “islands of competence” in ourselves and others so that we may all lead more meaningful, successful lives.

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January 2024 


Hartford, CT, “Creating Positive Emotions: A Foundation for Learning and Resilience,” for staff at Oak Hill School, www.oakhillct.org


Belmont, MA, “A Strength-Based Approach for Nurturing Resilience,” 1:00-2:00 p.m., as part of a seminar for psychology interns in the Child & Adolescent Program at McLean Hospital


Needham, MA, “Treating Angry and Challenging Children and Adolescents: Strategies to Create Positive Emotions and Resilience,” 9:00 a.m.-4:15 p.m. ET, Webinar sponsored by J&K Seminars, Wyncote, PA.  For more information and to register, click on the following link: https://jkseminars.com/seminarregistrations/treating-angry-challenging-children-and-adolescents-strategies-create-positive   

February 2024 


Needham, MA, “From ‘Deficits’ to ‘Islands of Competence’:  A Therapeutic Approach for Nurturing Resilience Across the Lifespan,” 9:00-11:00 a.m. ET, Webinar sponsored by the Westchester County Psychological Association, westchesterpsych.org


Richmond, VA, “Strategies to Nurture Resilience in Ourselves and Others,” 11:00 a.m.-noon, sponsored by The Tuckahoe Woman’s Club, thetuckahoe.org


March 2024 


Needham, MA, “Nurturing Hope and Resilience in Children and Teens During Troubled Times,” 7:00-8:00 p.m., sponsored by the Needham Community Council, needhamcouncil.org


Cromwell, CT, “Creating Positive Emotions: A Foundation for Learning and Resilience,” 9:00 a.m.-noon, (Keynote), at the Annual Professional Development Conference sponsored by the Connecticut Association of Private Special Education Facilities (CAPSEF), Glastonbury, CT, www.capsef.org

April 2024 


Stafford, CT, “Creating Positive Emotions in Our Schools: A Foundation for Learning and Resilience,” 12:15-1:45 p.m., for faculty and staff at the Stafford, CT Public Schools, https://www.stafford.k12.ct.us/