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 2021 

Needham, MA, "Nurturing Resilience in Leaders and Teams," 9:30-11:00 a.m. ET, Webinar for Program Heads in the Child and Adolescent Program, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA
Needham, MA, "Resilience: Its Importance for Counselors," 7:00-8:00 p.m. ET, Webinar for students at the Center for Creativity and Change, Department of Counseling, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

February 2021 

Needham, MA, "Nurturing Resilience in Our Children and Families," 9:00-11:00 a.m. ET, Webinar sponsored by he Somerville Police Department for members of the Metro Boston Crisis Intervention Team Training and Technical Assistance Center
Needham, MA, "Strategies to Nurture Resilience in Ourselves and Our Students During Challenging Times," 1:00-3:00 p.m. ET, Webinar for faculty and administrators at the Abby Kelly Foster Charter School, Worcester, MA, akfcs.org

Needham, MA, "The Application of a Strength-Based School Consultation Approach," 9:00-10:00 a.m. ET, Webinar for Child Psychiatry Fellows at the Cambridge Health Alliance School Consultation Program


and 02/22/21  Needham, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: A Strength-Based Therapeutic Approach for Nurturing Resilience," 4:00-5:00 p.m. ET, Webinar as part of the Special Topics Seminar for Psychology interns at McLean Hospital

Needham, MA, "Raising Resilient Kids in Challenging Times," 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET, Podcast with Dr. Heidi Hanna on her Stress Mastery Show, www.facebook.com/heidihannaphd
Needham, MA, “Nurturing Resilience in Our Students and Ourselves,” (Keynote) 11:00 a.m.-noon ET, Webinar at a conference sponsored by the Utah Afterschool Network, www.utahafterschool.org

March 2021 

Needham, MA, "Parenting During a Crisis," 7:00-8:00 p.m. ET, Webinar sponsored by Needham Youth & Family Services and the Needham Community Council, Register at http://bit.ly/37vbkxJ
Needham, MA, "Helping Young Children Build Resilience During COVID," 7:00-8:00 p.m. ET, Webinar sponsored by Community Partnerships for Children and Families, Newton, MA
Needham, MA, "A Conversation about Resilience," 7:00-8:20 p.m. ET, Webinar, a part of the Winter Edition of the Virtual Tent sponsored by The Nantucket Project, Nantucket, MA. Register at Winter Edition Virtual Tent

April 2021 

Needham, MA, "Nurturing Resilience in Our Children and Ourselves During Challenging Times," 7:30-9:00 p.m. ET, Webinar with Tom Kelly and Wendy Reiter, sponsored for parents of students at the Horace Mann School by their Parent Institute, Bronx, NY
Needham, MA, "A Year Later: What Have We Learned and What Does the Future Hold?" 10:45 a.m.-noon ET, Webinar for Nantucket Unitarian Universalist Church, MA
Needham, MA, "Nurturing Resilience in Our Students and Ourselves," 1:15-2:15 p.m. ET, Webinar for faculty at the Christa McAuliffe Charter School, Framingham, MA

May 2021 

Needham, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Resilience in Our Students and Ourselves," one day, Webinar for staff at the Peel District School Board, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Needham, MA, "Nurturing Resilience in Ourselves and Others During Challenging Times," 1:00-2:15 p.m. ET, Webinar for staff at Epiq, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Needham, MA, "Nurturing Resilience in Ourselves and Others," 10:20-11:35 a.m. ET, Webinar at the Maine Substance Use Prevention Services All Grantee Meeting sponsored by the University of New England, Portland, ME
Plymouth, NH, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Resilience in Ourselves and Others," (Keynote) 10:30-11:45 a.m., at the Annual CADY Regional Prevention Summit, www.cadyinc.org  Canceled because of COVID-19.
Needham, MA, "Nurturing Resilience in Ourselves and Others," 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET, Webinar for staff at MassMutual Carolinas, Charlotte, NC

June 2021 

Newton, MA, "Resilience in Our Lives," 6:00-6:30 p.m., Graduation Speech for high school seniors at Dearborn Academy
Needham, MA, "The Camp Experience: Nurturing Caring, Joy, and Resilience in Our Campers and Ourselves," 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET, for camp counselors at Camp Wekeela, Hartford, ME
Needham, MA, "Strategies to Nurture Resilience and Tenacity Across the Lifespan,"  noon-3:30 p.m. ET, Keynote presentation on day three of the 14th Annual Social Thinking Global Providers' Online Conference "Diversity, Resilience, Tenacity, Social Competencies, & Hope."  Register at www.socialthinking.com/online-training/providers-diversity-tenacity-resilience-social-competencies

May 2022 


through 05/26/22 Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, "Resilience Across the Lifespan: Strength-Based Strategies to Nurture Positive Mindsets, Caring, and Hope in Ourselves and Others," 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., sponsored by Guerette Symposia, Boston University School of Medicine, www.bucme.org/quebecThe schedule is a four-day seminar that is scheduled at the same time on each day.