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Resilience: Exploring Inner Strength
in Challenging Times


Resilience: the word speaks of inner strength.

NOTE: Registration is now CLOSED for this workshop.

Why does one person grow from tragedy and another wither? How do we–as helpers, nurses, clergy, religious, teachers, healers, caregivers–identify, foster and strengthen resiliency?
Dr. Robert Wicks will lead a day filled with insights, paradigms and practices that will offer some important answers to these questions.


The conference is specifically designed for . . .

Marriage & Family Therapists
Pastoral Counselors
Social Workers

Mental Health Professionals
Physicians & Nurses

Meet Our Keynote Speaker

Dr. Robert J. Wicks
Dr. Robert J. Wicks

Dr. Robert J. Wicks is a clinical psychologist and leading writer about the intersection of spirituality and psychology. A well-known speaker, therapist, and spiritual guide, Wicks has taught for more than 30 years at several universities including Neumann University and currently Loyola University in Maryland. He is a recipient of the The Holy Cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice, the highest medal awarded to the laity by the Papacy for distinguished service to the Roman Catholic Church, for his work with trauma survivors, first responders and caretakers internationally.

In the past several years, he spoke on Capitol Hill to Members of Congress and military chiefs of staff, at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and at Harvard’s Children’s Hospital on his major area of expertise—the prevention of secondary stress (the pressures encountered in reaching out to others). He has also addressed educators in Canada; U. S. military leaders; the FBI Academy; caregivers in Beijing, Hanoi, and Northern Ireland; and taught a course in Paris. Dr. Wicks received his doctorate in psychology from Hahnemann Medical College and is a graduate of Fairfield and St. John’s Universities. He has authored more than 12 books on spirituality and personal growth. Several of his most recent books have focused on the topic of resiliency in healing.


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