9-21-2022 Tenacity: Nurturing the Seven Instincts for Learning and Lifetime Success  Live & Recorded Webinar 7-9:00 PM EST

9-21-2022 Tenacity: Nurturing the Seven Instincts for Learning and Lifetime Success Live & Recorded Webinar 7-9:00 PM EST

  • $40.00


Presenter: Dr. Robert Brooks

Wednesday, September 21, 2022  7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST

This is a per person fee

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We're bringing Dr. Robert Brooks back to show us how to empower our students. Optimism, motivation, compassion, empathy, altruism, responsibility, fairness, and critical thinking are all attributes that we would hope to see in our children and adolescents.  They represent a significant foundation for both academic and social-emotional success and serve as a powerful force for children as they transition to their adult lives.  Dr. Robert Brooks, in his most recent collaboration with Dr. Sam Goldstein, has proposed that the rudimentary manifestations of these attributes are present from birth, waiting to be cultivated by parents, educators, and other caregivers.  Given their presence from birth, Dr. Brooks labels these attributes “instincts” and places them under the umbrella of tenacity, a new concept that he and Dr. Goldstein have introduced.  Their earlier work focused on resilience, which they defined as a process of competent functioning and coping when faced with adversity.  They next highlighted the importance of self-discipline as the inner control required to provide focus and direction in activities that reinforced resilience over time.  They then considered the question of what is it that supplied the fuel and self-determination for resilience and self-determination to be realized.  Their answer?  The instincts of tenacity.

Dr. Brooks will highlight the seven instincts of tenacity that he and Dr. Goldstein selected, noting that they evolved over thousands and thousands of years to ensure the success and survival of our species.  These instincts are different from the fixed patterns of behavior seen in other species such as a bird building a nest for the first time.  In humans, they represent an intuitive, more flexible way of thinking and/or behavior that have an impact on all features of a child’s life.  Dr. Brooks will describe specific strategies that educators and parents can use to nurture these instincts in children and adolescents and promote successful learning and social-emotional competence.  Many examples will be used to illustrate these strategies.

Presenter Bio

Dr. Robert Brooks is one of today’s leading speakers and authors on the themes of resilience, motivation, school climate, a positive work environment, and family relationships. During the past 40 years, Dr. Brooks has presented nationally and internationally to thousands of parents, educators, mental health professionals, and business people. His talks are filled with practical, realistic suggestions and he is renowned for the warmth and humor he uses to bring his insights and anecdotes to life.

Dr. Brooks is a clinical psychologist on the faculty (part-time) of Harvard
Medical School and former 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 has lectured nationally and Internationally and written extensively about such themes as psychotherapy, motivation, resilience across the lifespan, parenting and family relationships, and a positive school and work environment.  He is the author or co-author of 19 books, including: Tenacity in Children: Nurturing the Seven Instincts for Lifetime Success, Understanding and Understanding Children’s Classroom Behavior: Creating Sustainable, Resilient Classrooms; Raising Resilient Children, Raising Resilient Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, The Power of Resilience: Achieving Balance, Confidence, and Personal Strength in Your Life; and Handbook of Resilience in Children.  

Dr. Brooks has received many awards for his work including Hall of Fame Awards from both the Connecticut Association for Children with Learning Disabilities and CHADD.  Most recently he was given The Mental Health Humanitarian Award from William James College for his contributions as a clinician, educator, and author. For additional information visit Dr. Brooks’ website.  www.drrobertbrooks.com

CREDITS: Whether you watch live or view the recording, this training offers 2 cont. ed. hours for all, and Certificate Maintenance Hours (CMHs) for Speech Language Pathologists. ASHA accepts CMHs towards the 30 hours needed for re-certification. 

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CANCELLATION POLICYFor cancellations made at least 10 days prior to the training, the webinar fee will be fully refunded. Cancellations made less than 10 days prior to the training will be subject to a $25 administrative fee. 


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