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, www.drrobertbrooks.com.
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
|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|
At the end of this workshop participants will learn about:
- A strength-based approach based on the concepts of mindsets and resilience
- Strategies to nurture a “resilient mindset” and resilient behaviors in children, adolescents, or adults
- The importance of empathy and empathic communication in our interventions with clients with mental health issues, including underachievement in school
- A framework for developing “stress hardiness” in ourselves
$105 Early Registration - Postmarked by April 1.
$115 General Registration
$130 At the door.
$ 60 General Registration
$ 75 At the door
$ 95 Registration fee per person with 4 or more registering together from the same institution/agency.
$ 90 USU Faculty/Staff
Refunds less $15 must be requested in writing and received by 9:00 a.m. on April 21.
No refunds after April 21.