is a Clinical Psychologist with a part-time practice for children, adolescents, adults and families.
Robert Brooks' Brief Bio:
Robert Brooks, Ph.D., is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and the staff of McLean Hospital and he was principal of the school in the locked door unit of the child and adolescent program.
Dr. Brooks is one of today's leading speakers and authors on the themes of resilience, self-esteem, motivation, and family relationships. During the past 20 years, he has spoken nationally and internationally to thousands of parents, educators, and mental health professionals about encouragement, hope, and resilience. He is the subject of PBS video on at risk youth, Tough Times/Resilient Kids. He is renowned for the warmth and humor he uses to bring his insights and antidotes to life.
- Dr. Brooks has placed a "Resiliency Quiz" on his web site. He asks, "
Are You A Parent Capable of Fostering Resilience?"
Take the Resilient Mindset Quiz
- Dr. Brooks' co-author is Sam Goldstein, Ph.D. Dr. Goldstein is on the faculty of the University of Utah, on staff at the Primary Children's Medical Center and the University Neuropsychiatric Instritute, and is in private practice at the Neurology, Learning and Behavior Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is a leading speaker and author on the themes of child development and neuropsychology.
- Dr. Brooks received a Gubernatorial Award for Distinguished Public Service for his work with the Governor's Alliance Against Drugs; as part of his contribution to the Alliance, he co-authored a pamphlet for parents about talking with children and adolescents about drugs. Dr. Brooks also received "Hall of Fame" awards from both CH.A.D.D. (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders) and the Connecticut Association for Children with Learning Disabilities for his work with special needs children and adolescents, a Special Recognition and Media Award from the Massachusetts Psychological Association, the “Friends of Families Award” from the Family Place for his work on behalf of children and families, and the Outstanding Educator Award for Mental Health Education from the New England Educational Institute. In addition, Dr. Brooks has served as a consultant to Sesame Street Parents Magazine.
- Dr. Brooks received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Clark University and did additional training at the University of Colorado Medical School. He has co-authored a book titled A Pediatric Approach to Learning Disorders (Wiley), and published a number of articles and book chapters related to self-esteem, education, resilience, and psychotherapy.