Robert J. Wicks
For over 35 years, Robert has been called to speak calm into chaos by individuals and group experiencing great stress, anxiety, and confusion. He received his doctorate in psychology from Hahnemann Medical College and has spoken on the prevention of secondary stress (the pressures experienced in reaching out to others) in such venues as Beijing, Haiti, Johannesburg, and Malta, as well as in the U.S. at the Air Force Academy, the Mayo Clinic, Yale School of Nursing, and Harvard Divinity School. His recent books for a general reader-ship include: Bounce: Living the Resilient Life and Perspective: The Calm within the Storm. For healing and helping professionals, he has written: The Resilient Clinician and Overcoming Secondary Stress in Medical and Nursing Practice. He has published over 50 books for both professionals and the general public, including the bestselling Riding the Dragon. His latest book from Oxford University Press for the general public is: Night Call: Embracing Compassion and Hope in Troubled Times. In 2006, he received the first annual Alumni Award for Excellence in Professional Psychology from Widener University; is also the recipient of the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the American Counseling Association’s Division on Spirituality, Ethics, and Religious Values in Counseling; and was awarded a Papal Medal, Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice, from Pope (now St.) John Paul II for his service to the Church.