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 2019 

01/07/2019

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

01/22/2019

Boylston, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Creating a Positive School Climate," 8:15-10:00 a.m., for faculty and administrators at the Berlin-Boylston Public Schools, www.bbrsd.org

01/29/2019

Gloucester, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 1:00-3:00 p.m., for faculty and administrators at the Gloucester Public Schools, www.gloucesterschools.com

February 2019 

02/01/2019

Foxborough, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 12:45-2:15 p.m., for faculty and administrators at Foxborough Regional Charter School, www.foxboroughrcs.org

March 2019 

03/01/2019

Greenville, SC, "Nurturing Resilience in Students who Have Experienced Trauma," 3:00-5:00 p.m., for staff at the National Dropout Prevention Center of the Successful Practices Network, www.SPNetwork.org

03/15/2019

Garden City, NY, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," one day, sponsored by Nassau County Community College, Lisa.Korman@ncc.edu or Seeta_Ramprasad@ncc.edu

03/26/2019

Newton, MA, "Dealing with Anxiety," 6:30-8:30 p.m., panel discussion following the documentary "Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety," sponsored by Dearborn Academy, www.dearbornacademy.org

April 2019 

04/03/2019

Wakefield, MA, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," 7:00-9:00 p.m., co-sponsored by the Canterbury Children's Center; Lucius Beebe Memorial Library; Mass Cultural Council, Wakefield; North Suburban Child & Family Network; The Savings Bank; Wakefield Co-operative Bank; Wakefield Parent Partnership; Wakefield Public Schools; Wakefield Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC); Wakefield Rotary Club; and Wakefield Unified Prevention Coalition (WAKE-UP), WakefieldPP@gmail.com

04/09/2019

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "Strategies to Achieve a More Resilient and Meaningful Life," 8:30-10:00 a.m., for clients of Blake, Cassels & Graydons LLP, (416) 863-2400

04/09/2019

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "Strategies to Achieve a More Resilient and Meaningful Life," noon-1:30 p.m, for lawyers at Blake, Cassels & Graydons LLP, (416) 863-2400

04/10/2019

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "Strategies to Achieve a More Resilient and Meaningful Life," 8:30-10:00 a.m., for clients of Blake, Cassels & Graydons LLP, (416) 863-2400

04/10/2019

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "Strategies to Achieve a More Resilient and Meaningful Life," noon-1:30 p.m., for staff at Blake, Cassels & Graydons LLP, (416) 863-2400

May 2019 

05/03/2019

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada,  "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," (Keynote and panel discussion) 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., sponsored by the Surrey Principals and Vice Principals' Association

05/10/2019

Horsham, PA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation, Hope, and Resilience in Children with Special Needs," one day, sponsored by The Quaker School at Horsham, www.quakerschool.org

05/14/2019

Waltham, MA, "Strategies to Nurture a Resilient Mindset and Lifestyle," 1:00-2:00 p.m., as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series for Brandeis Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (BOLLI), www.brandeis.edu/bolli/

05/24/2019

Scarborough, ME, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Our Schools," 8:30-10:00 a.m., for faculty and administrators at the Scarborough Public Schools, www.scarboroughschools.org

June 2019 

06/24/2019

through 06/28/19 Boston, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Promoting Positive School Climates and Motivation in Students," five day Summer Institute sponsored by Learning & the Brain, www.learningandthebrain.com (781) 449-4010. Dr. Suzanne Brooks will assist in this Institute. The schedule is Monday, June 24 1:00-5:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 25 through Friday, June 28, 8:30 a.m.-noon.

 

July 2019 

07/08/2019

through 07/12/19 Boston, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Promoting Positive School Climates and Motivation in Students," five day Summer Institute sponsored by Learning & the Brain, www.learningandthebrain.com (781) 449-4010. Dr. Suzanne Brooks will assist in this Institute. The schedule is Monday, July 8, 1:00-5:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 9 through Friday, June 12, 8:30 a.m.-noon.

August 2019 

08/08/2019

Cambridge, MA, "Nurturing Islands of Competence in Children and Adolescents," 3:50-4:50 p.m., with Dr. Nancy Rappaport at the Pragmatics of Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Summer Seminar for first year Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellows, Cambridge Health Alliance

08/19/2019

Salem, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 8:30-11:30 a.m., for faculty and administrators at Salem Academy Charter School, www.salemacademycs.org

08/20/2019

Glastonbury, CT, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Resilience in the School Setting," 9:00-noon, at an Administrator Retreat for the Glastonbury Public Schools, www.glastonburyus.org

08/26/2019

Foxborough, MA, "Nurturing Resilience in Ourselves and Our Students," 9:00 a.m.-noon, for faculty and administrators at Foxborough Regional Charter School, www.foxboroughrcs.org

September 2019 

09/04/2019

North Bellmore, NY, "The Power of Mindsets: Strategies to Nurture Motivation, Hope, and Resilience in Students with Special Needs," 9:00-11:15 a.m., repeated noon-2:15 p.m., for staff at Nassau BOCES, www.nassauboces.org

09/06/2019

Canton, MA, "Insights into Meaningful Living: Nurturing Happiness and Resilience in Our Senior Years," 2:30-4:00 p.m., for residents at Orchard Cove Senior Retirement Community

09/15/2019

Needham, MA, "The Power of Resilience for All Ages," 9:30-11:30 p.m., sponsored by the Adult Education Committee of Temple Beth Shalom, www.tbsneedham.org

09/25/2019

Litchfield, CT, "Working with 'Resistant' Youth: Strength-Based Strategies for Nurturing Motivation and Resilience," one day, sponsored by Connecticut Junior Republic, www.ctjuniorrepublic.org

October 2019 

10/04/2019

Richmond, VA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in School-Aged Children," 8:45-11:45 a.m., sponsored by Children's Mental Health Resource Center and Children's Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University, www.vcuhealth.org

10/04/2019

Richmond, VA, "Can We Take Care of Student if We Don't Take Care of Ourselves?" 1:30-3:30 p.m., sponsored by Children's Mental Health Resource Center and Children's Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University, www.vcuhealth.org

10/05/2019

Richmond, VA, "Nurturing Resilience in Children: Counseling Strategies for Primary Care Medical Providers," 8:45 a.m.-noon, sponsored by Children's Mental Health Resource Center and Children's Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University, www.vcuhealth.org

10/05/2019

Richmond, VA, "Raising Resilient Children," 1:00-3:00 p.m., sponsored by Children's Mental Health Resource Center and Children's Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University, www.vcuhealth.org

10/07/2019

Denver, CO, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," (Keynote) morning, at the 2019 National Dropout Prevention Conference, www.dropoutprevention.org

10/10/2019

Natick, MA, "Raising Resilient Children in a Stress-Filled World," 7:00-9:00 p.m., sponsored by SPARK Kindness, Inc., www.sparkkindness.org

10/16/2019

Groton, MA, "Raising Resilient Children," 6:30-8:30 p.m., sponsored by the Groton Dunstable Regional School District's Special Education Advisory Council (SEPAC), gdrsd.org

10/18/2019

Concord, NH, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," one day, sponsored by the New Hampshire School Counselor Association, www.nhsca.wildapricot.org

10/23/2019

The Woodlands, TX, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," 7:00-9:00 p.m., sponsored by The Woodlands United Methodist Church, www.thewoodlandsumc.org

10/25/2019

Redwood City, CA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience," (Keynote) 9:00 a.m.-noon, at the annual conference of the Association of Educational Therapists, www.aetonline.org

10/25/2019

Redwood City, CA, "Can You Take Care of Others if You Don't Take Care of Yourself?" (Breakout Session) 3:30-5:00 p.m., at the annual conference of the Association of Educational Therapists, www.aetonline.org

November 2019 

11/04/2019

Needham, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation, Caring, and Resilience in Young Children," 6:30-8:30 p.m., sponsored by the Carter Center for Children for early education teachers, www.cartercenterforchildren.org

11/05/2019

Glastonbury, CT, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," (Keynote) 8:30-10:00 a.m., for faculty and administrators at the Glastonbury Public Schools, www.glastonburyus.org

11/05/2019

Glastonbury, CT, "Can You Take Care of Students if Your Don't Take Care of Yourself?" (Breakout Session) 10:30 a.m.-noon., for faculty and administrators at the Glastonbury Public Schools, www.glastonburyus.org

11/13/2019

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "Strategies to Nurture Resilience and Meaning in Our Personal and Professional Lives," 8:30-10:00 a.m., for lawyers at Torys LLP, www.torys.com/offices/toronto

11/13/2019

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "Strategies to Nurture Resilience and Meaning in Our Personal and Professional Lives," noon-1:30 p.m., for clients of Torys LLP, www.torys.com/offices/toronto

11/20/2019

Waltham, MA, "Strength-Based Strategies to Nurture Resilience in Our Patients," (Grand Rounds) noon-1:00 p.m., Walden Behavioral Care, www.waldeneatingdisorders.com

December 2019 

12/02/2019

and 12/9/19 Belmont, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: A Strength-Based Therapeutic Approach for Nurturing Resilience," 4:00-5:00 p.m., as part of the Special Topics Seminar for Psychology Interns at McLean Hospital

January 2020 

01/21/2020

Bronx, NY, "Raising Resilient Children and Teens in a Stress-Filled World," Luncheon presentation, for parents of new students at Horace Mann School, www.horacemann.org

February 2020 

02/28/2020

Needham, MA, "The Power of Positive Emotions: Nurturing Learning and Resilience in Young Students," noon-2:00 p.m., sponsored by the Children's Center at Temple Beth Shalom, www.tbsfamily.org/childrens-center

March 2020 

03/20/2020

Lincoln Park, NJ, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students with Special Needs," (Keynote) 8:45-10:15 a.m., at the annual conference of ASAH, www.asah.org

03/21/2020

Edgewater, MD, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation, Hope, and Resilience in Children," one day, sponsored by The Summit School, www.thesummitschool.org/events/the-summit-school-symposium-the-power-of-mindset-nurturing-motivation-hope-and-resilience-in-children/

03/26/2020

Short Hills, NJ, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," 7:00-9:00 p.m., sponsored by The Montessori Children's Academy, www.themontessorichildrensacademy.com

April 2020 

04/06/2020

New Hampton, NH, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," (Keynote) 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., sponsored by Northeast Association of Learning Specialists (NEALS), www.nealsonline.org

04/27/2020

Bronx, NY, "Can You Take Care of Your Kids if You Don't Take Care of Yourself?" Luncheon presentation, for parents of new students at Horace Mann School, www.horacemann.org

04/29/2020

Bedford, MA, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," 7:00-9:00 p.m., sponsored by the Bedford School Parent Association, www.bedfordps.org

May 2020 

05/05/2020

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Resilience in Schools," one day, at the annual conference sponsored by the Psychology Department of the Peel District School Board, www.peelschools.org

05/11/2020

Calgary, Alberta, Canada, "Can You Take Care of Students if You Don't Take Care of Yourself?" (Keynote) 8:30-9:45 a.m., at a three-day "School-Focused Mental Health Conference," sponsored by Jack Hirose & Associates, www.jackhirose.com

05/11/2020

Calgary, Alberta, Canada, "The Power of Positive Emotions: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Children and Teens," (Workshop) 1:15-4:00 p.m., at a three-day "School-Focused Mental Health Conference," sponsored by Jack Hirose & Associates, www.jackhirose.com

05/12/2020

Calgary, Alberta, Canada, "Raising Resilient Children and Teens in a Stress-Filled World" (Keynote) 8:30-9:45 a.m., at a three-day "School-Focused Mental Health Conference," sponsored by Jack Hirose & Associates, www.jackhirose.com

05/12/2020

Calgary, Alberta, Canada, "The Power of Positive Emotions: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Children and Teens," (Workshop) 1:15-4:00 p.m., at a three-day "School-Focused Mental Health Conference," sponsored by Jack Hirose & Associates, www.jackhirose.com

05/13/2020

Calgary, Alberta, Canada, "Developing a Positive Emotional Culture in Our Schools and Workplaces," (Keynote) 8:30-9:45 a.m., at a three-day "School-Focused Mental Health Conference," sponsored by Jack Hirose & Associates, www.jackhirose.com

05/13/2020

Calgary, Alberta, Canada, "The Power of Positive Emotions: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Children and Teens," (Workshop) 1:15-4:00 p.m., at a three-day "School-Focused Mental Health Conference," sponsored by Jack Hirose & Associates, www.jackhirose.com

June 2020 

06/09/2020

through 06/12/20 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/gueretteThe schedule is a four-day seminar that is scheduled at the same time on each day.

July 2020 

07/20/2020

through 07/24/20 Boston, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Promoting Positive School Climates and Motivation in Students," five day Summer Institute sponsored by Learning & the Brain,  https://www.learningandthebrain.com/summer-institutes (781) 449-4010. Dr. Suzanne Brooks will assist in this Institute. The schedule is Monday, July 20 1:00-5:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 21 through Friday, July 24, 8:30 a.m.-noon.