Speaking Schedule

Health and mindful living are popular topics of interest to professionals and the public at large. In fact, as the pressures facing individuals continue to increase and unexpected events occur, the ability to maintain a healthy perspective can decrease without a deliberate plan of self-awareness and self-renewal.

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Dr. Wicks has dedicated his career to studying the impacts of a variety of stressors and trauma on the mind and body. He has worked with individuals and teams to improve their well-being and coping abilities in challenging situations.

To support these efforts, he has written over 50 books exploring these subjects, served as a consultant for a variety of institutions, and presented extensively upon his areas of expertise including resilience, self-care, and the prevention of secondary stress (the pressures experienced in reaching out to others).  His intent is to inform, create awareness, and offer useful applications that help individuals make adjustments within the context of their current lives.  His audiences include:

  • Health care leaders, physicians, nurses, and other professionals caring for the physically ill
  • Psychologists, social workers, counselors, and psychiatrists
  • Members of the military
  • Corporate executives and investment specialists
  • Educators
  • Ministers and religious educators

2015 Speaking Schedule

January 30: Halton Catholic School Board Canada

February 13: Vancouver Catholic School Board Canada

March 6: Fordham University New York, New York

March 14: L.A. Religious Education Congress Los Angeles, California

May 20: Commencement Speaker Graduate School Georgian Court University New Jersey

August 11: Chief Psychologists U.S. Bureau of Prisons Washington, DC

August 22: Society of Air Force Nurses Portland, Oregon

August 28: Keynote: Cardiology Symposium St. Francis Heart Center Indianapolis, Indiana

August 30 – September 4: Relief Workers Beirut, Lebanon

September 25: Maryland Psychological Association Columbia, Maryland

September 28: 86th Combat Support Hospital Fort Campbell, Kentucky

October 7: National Alliance on Mental Illness Houston, Texas (Tentative)

October 14: Spirituality Center Fox Chase, Pennsylvania

November 6: University of Wisconsin Cancer Center Madison, Wisconsin

November 9-18: Lecture Tour: The Philippines

2016 Speaking Schedule

February 25-28: L.A. Religious Education Congress Los Angeles, California

June 5-7: Maryknoll New York

2017 Speaking Schedule

August 3-4: Voluntas Dei Paoli, Pennsylvania

Prior Speaking Engagements

Health Care

Dr. Wicks has spoken to the leadership of numerous health care systems, as well as physicians, nurses, and other professionals involved in the care of the physically ill.  He has addressed staff at Johns Hopkins, the Mayo Clinic, and Harvard’s Children Hospital. In addition, he has spoken to the Bon Secours Health Care System in Virginia, Avera Health in South Dakota, and as opening keynote speaker to 1,500 physicians at the American Medical Directors Association Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

Mental Health Care

Dr. Wicks has addressed clinicians across the globe. In April, he spoke at the Boston Public Library’s commemoration of the Boston Marathon bombing. He was the luncheon speaker at the Annual Convention of the Maryland Psychological Association. He has also received awards from the American Counseling Association and Widener University’s graduate program in clinical psychology.  In addition, he was a faculty member in Bryn Mawr’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research.

United States Military

He has spoken to members of the military from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. He has presented to health care and behavioral professionals at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C. and the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.  He has also addressed Army Chaplains and Chaplain Assistants in Germany and Air Force Chaplains and Chaplain Assistants in the United States. He was the keynote speaker at the National Prayer Luncheon at Dover Air Force base, addressed the faculty and staff of the Military Information School at Fort Meade, Maryland, and he spoke to staff of the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency Chaplain’s Office. He recently spoke to members of the NATO Intelligence Fusion Center in England.


He has presented to corporate executives and investment specialists including the Board of the Sellinger School of Business in Baltimore and the Institute for Private Investors at the St. Regis in New York City.


Dr. Wicks has presented to educators throughout the United States including the Leadership of Howard County Maryland Public School System and 700 educators in Peoria Catholic School System. He has spoken to educators in Canada, including 10,000 members of the Toronto Canada Separate School Board in the Air Canada Arena.


Resilience and the integration of spirituality from the perspective of various world religions is relevant to individuals in ministry and religious education. Dr. Wicks has spoken to groups in the U.S. and abroad including 4,000 professionals in the Anaheim Arena in California, as well as to staff and students of the Harvard Divinity School.