Dr. Robert Wicks has helped people take measure of their lives for more than 30 years. Together, he and his clients have taken the perspective that "difficult times can offer graced moments in a more striking way than the good times can."
As a professor at Loyola University Maryland, as well as a speaker and teacher at other universities and professional schools of psychology, medicine, nursing, theology, and social work throughout the world, Wicks has guided students and professionals in discovering how to value their strengths, develop a practice of mindfulness, and take charge of their self-care. He received his doctorate in Psychology from Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital.
Dr. Wicks’ major area of expertise is the prevention of secondary stress which encompasses the pressures encountered in reaching out to others. He integrates sound psychology and basic spiritual truths to set the stage for profound personal transformation. He has cultivated this experience through research and clinical practice with psychotherapists, physicians, nurses, educators, relief workers, lawyers, corporate executives, and persons in full-time ministry.
Wicks has presented extensively on a variety of subjects to diverse audiences including Members of Congress and their Chiefs of Staff, the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the Mayo Clinic, Harvard’s Children’s Hospital, the Institute for Private Investors, the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, and the Walter Reed Hospital. Over a period of several years, he debriefed professionals in Cambodia who supported the Khmer people in rebuilding their nation following years of terror and torture. He was also responsible for the psychological debriefing of relief workers evacuated from Rwanda during that country’s bloody civil war.
In 2006, Dr. Wicks was honored with the first annual Alumni Award for Excellence in Professional Psychology from Widener University and was also the recipient of the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the American Counseling Association’s Division on Ethics and Values. In 1996, Pope John Paul II awarded him with a papal medal for his service to the Catholic Church. Dr. Wicks is also a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post and U.S. Catholicmagazine.
- Keen insights into spirituality and personal growth
- Demonstrations of the art of meaning-making
- Wise counsel for those who serve others