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23rd Annual Conference

Friday, April 21, 2017

“The Power of Mindsets: A Strength-Based Approach for Nurturing Resilience in Our Clients and Ourselves”

Dr. Robert Brooks

Robert Brooks, Ph.D., is a psychologist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and has served as the Director of the Department of Psychology at McLean Hospital, a private psychiatric hospital. He has lectured nationally and internationally and written extensively about such themes as: resilience, psychotherapeutic strategies, motivation, family relationships, positive work and school environments, and achieving balance in our personal and professional lives. He is the author or co-author of 16 books including: The Power of Resilience; Raising Resilient Children; and Creating Sustainable, Resilient Classrooms. The interventions developed by Dr. Brooks can be applied in a variety of settings including outpatient therapy, schools, homes, inpatient and residential programs, and the workplace. Additional information about Dr. Brooks may be found on his website,

Conference Location: NEW!!!

Utah State University
Eccles Conference Center
650 N 875 E
Logan, UT 84321

Parking Fee: $6.50 day pass per vehicle
Big Blue Terrace 850 E 700 N


Time Event
8:00 a.m. Registration
8:20 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
8:30 a.m. The concept of mindsets and an overview of different mindset theories; the changing concept of resilience
10:15 a.m. A refreshing break
10:30 a.m. The mindset and strategies of professionals who nurture a “resilient mindset” in children, adolescents, and adults
12:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:30 p.m. The importance of empathy, empathic communication, “motivating environments,” and “islands of competence” as guiding principles in a strength-based approach
2:45 p.m. A necessary break
3:00 p.m. A framework for developing “stress hardiness” in ourselves and lessening burnout
4:00 p.m. Complete Evaluation and pick up Documentation of Attendance

Presentation Objectives:

At the end of this workshop participants will learn about:

  1. A strength-based approach based on the concepts of mindsets and resilience
  2. Strategies to nurture a “resilient mindset” and resilient behaviors in children, adolescents, or adults
  3. The importance of empathy and empathic communication in our interventions with clients with mental health issues, including underachievement in school
  4. A framework for developing “stress hardiness” in ourselves

Registration Information:

Professional Fees

$105 Early Registration - Postmarked by April 1.
$115 General Registration
$130 At the door.

Student Fees

$ 60 General Registration
$ 75 At the door

Institutional Rate

$ 95 Registration fee per person with 4 or more registering together from the same institution/agency.

USU Faculty/Staff

$ 90 USU Faculty/Staff

Refund Policy

Refunds less $15 must be requested in writing and received by 9:00 a.m. on April 21.
No refunds after April 21.

Registration Form