Dr. Robert Brooks
About Dr. Brooks:
Dr. Brooks received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Clark University and did additional training at the University of Colorado Medical School. He is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and has served as Director of the Department of Psychology at McLean Hospital, a private psychiatric hospital. His first position at McLean was as principal of the school in the locked door unit of the child and adolescent program. He maintains a part-time private practice and has written and lectured nationally and internationally about such topics as resilience, motivation, school climate, parenting, family relationships, effective leadership, and balancing one’s personal and professional lives. He has authored or co-authored many books including The Self-Esteem Teacher; Raising Resilient Children; Raising a Self-Disciplined Child; The Power of Resilience: Achieving Balance, Confidence, and Personal Strength in Your Life; and Understanding and Managing Children’s Classroom Behavior: Creating Sustainable, Resilient Classrooms. In addition, he completed a video and educational guide for PBS titled “Look What You’ve Done! Stories of Hope and Resilience” that focuses on self-esteem and resilience in children with special needs and has served as a consultant for Sesame Street Parents Magazine.
Phone: (781) 449-3392
Fax: (781) 433-2691
Address: 60 Oak Knoll Terrace, Needham, MA 02492.
Articles by Dr. Robert Brooks
In this article, I will offer thoughts and observations about a proactive approach for interacting effectively with...Topics: Temperament and Personality
In this article, I want to place the spotlight on two issues specifically embracing education: one, the importance of...Topics: Education Issues Today
I have previously examined such characteristics of success as empathy, "stress hardiness," and overcoming a "praise...Topics: Parenting
As a father, clinical psychologist, educator, youth sports coach, and consultant I have been very interested in how...Topics: Parenting and Families
One of the main characteristics of successful people is the way in which they manage mistakes and failure. Children who...Topics: Parenting and Families
Many of the questions I receive in my parenting workshops, in my clinical practice, and in e-mails concern the topic of...
I discouraged the use of spanking and I recommended an approach that focused on preventing or minimizing the emergence...
The issue of school safety and school violence has received attention for a number of years. Certainly the tragedy at...Topics: School Safety and Violence
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