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 my workshops for educators I describe strategies for nurturing self-discipline, self-dignity, learning, motivation,...
In past writings I have reported that in my visits to a number of schools I have been disheartened to learn of the...
While conducting therapy with children, I often ask them about their understanding of why their parents discipline them...
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