Dr. Robert Wicks, who received his doctorate in Psychology from Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital, is on the faculty of Loyola University Maryland. He has taught in universities and professional schools of psychology, medicine, nursing, theology, and social work. In 2003 he was the Commencement Speaker for Wright State School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio and in 2005 he was both Visiting Scholar and the Commencement Speaker at Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago. He also was Commencement Speaker at and the recipient of an honorary doctorate from Caldwell College in New Jersey.
In the past several years he has spoken on Capitol Hill to Members of Congress and their Chiefs of Staff, at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the U.S. Air Force Academy, the Mayo Clinic, and at Harvard's Children's Hospital and Harvard Divinity School on his major areas of expertise: resilience, self-care, and the prevention of secondary stress (the pressures encountered in reaching out to others.) He has also addressed 10,000 educators in the Air Canada Arena in Toronto, was the opening keynote speaker to 1,500 physicians for the American Medical Directors Association, spoken at the FBI Academy, led a weeklong course in Paris and addressed care givers in China, Vietnam, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Budapest, Hungary, Guatemala, Malta, New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa. In his clinical and consulting practice, Dr. Wicks focuses on working with psychotherapists, physicians, nurses, educators, relief workers, lawyers, corporate executives, persons in full-time ministry and members of the military.
In 1994, he was responsible for the psychological debriefing of relief workers evacuated from Rwanda during their bloody civil war. In 1993, and again in 2001, he worked in Cambodia. During these visits, his work was with professionals from the English-speaking community who were present to help the Khmer people rebuild their nation following years of terror and torture. In 2006, he also delivered presentations on self-care at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda Maryland and Walter Reed Army Hospital to those health care professionals responsible for Iraqi and Afghani war veterans evacuated to the U. S. with multiple amputations and severe head injuries.
Dr. Wicks has published over 50 books for both professionals and the general public. Two of his latest books are No Problem: Turning the Next Corner in Your Spiritual Life and Perspective: The Calm within the Storm.
In 2006, Dr. Wicks 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 for his service to the Church he received the Papal Medal from Pope John Paul II.
Phone: 410-370-7373 Website: robertjwicks.com
Cheryl Griffin Cash is a graduate of St. Francis de Sales High School, Rock Castle, Virginia. She was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau National Nursing Honor society and received her Bachelor of Science degree from the Catholic University of America and law degree from the University of Maryland. Cheryl has specialized in labor and employment law with the City of Houston and higher education law with Texas Southern University.
Currently she is the Co-chair of the Liturgy committee of St. Mary of the Purification Catholic Church where she also serves as a Eucharistic minister. She is the coordinator for the Houston Associates of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament and is a member and past president of the Sisters in the Spirit of Houston. Her presentations include, “Keeping the Dream Alive –Applications for Today’s Catholic Church,” “Walking with the Saints, Holy African American Men & Women Candidates for Sainthood” and “Venerable Henriette Delille - Servant to Slaves and the Poor.”
Cheryl has been married to William Cash for 46 years and they are the proud parents of Christopher, Natalie and Camille and the very proud grandparents of Lauren, Kennedy & Christopher Lowe, Bette & Mino Cash Petersson, Griffin & Thomas Cash.