In 2014, MyOutcomes clinical team set out to create a resilience training program that would make advanced behavioural, social, and neural sciences affordable and accessible to all. To accomplish this, our clinical team continually maintains an ongoing posture of secondary research to determine new discoveries in these advanced sciences; coupled with our experiences in working with people over the last 20 years. The following biographies convey the content of The Resilient Mind Project and how it is applied to the The Resilient Mind Project training sessions.
DR. NORMAN DOIDGE’S FOCUS:
Neuroscience, Neuroplasticity, Brain, Psychiatry, and Behavioral Health.
APPLICATION TO THE RESILIENT MIND PROJECT: The Resilient Mind team has been significantly influenced through the work of Dr. Norman Doidge in extending training periods over longer periods of time to work at the pace of change of the brain. The Resilient Mind project is extended over a ten-week period conducted in an hour and a half each week, and includes in person game, two eLearning sessions, and telephone mentoring.
FULL BIOGRAPHY: A renowned psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and researcher, Dr. Doidge holds a medical degree from the University of Toronto and completed his medical residency at Columbia University Department of Psychiatry. As a mental health research fellow at Columbia-National Institute of Mental Health, he acquired skills and experience in the field of behavioral health and neuroscience, and gained research techniques. Currently, he serves as a faculty at the University of Toronto’s Department of Psychiatry and at Columbia University’s Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. Dr. Doidge has extensive clinical and research experience, specifically on the scientific field of neuroplasticity, brain, and psychiatry. As a recipient of competitive scientific awards such as the U.S National Psychiatric Endowment Award in Psychiatry and Canadian Psychoanalytic Association’s M. Prados Prize, Dr. Doidge is distinguished in his great contributions in the psychoanalysis field as well as in the literature. Specifically, Dr. Doidge published an inspiring book entitled The Brain That Changes Itself that won numerous awards as the best book of the year from The Guardian, The Globe and Mail, National Post, Slate, and won the Best Books of The Year Category from the online international market, Amazon. The book describes that the brain is a plastic, living organ that change its own structure and function, as opposed to the concept of the brain being fixed and unchanging. In this book, Dr. Doidge investigates neuroplasticity and used moving personal stories that include the brain’s capacity to change and understand love, culture, and education. Dr. Doidge published yet a revolutionary new book entitled The Brain’s Way of Healing that covers the amazing process of neuroplasticity and the neuroplastic healing- one of the life-changing breakthroughs of modern science. In addition to being a researcher and author, Dr. Doidge also serves and participates as a keynote speaker and lecturer worldwide- including North America, Europe, and Australia. For a more detailed description of his biography, Dr. Doidge’s education, experience, skills, and publications are found on his website.
DR. BRENE BROWN’S FOCUS:
Vulnerability, Courage, Shame, and Empathy.
APPLICATION TO THE RESILIENT MIND PROJECT:Courage and vulnerability accelerate participants in how they think, feel, and desire. The brilliance of Dr. Brene Brown’s work is not only in her research but in how she personally demonstrated vulnerability and courage in her personal life, and how she allowed people to see this. This work has had a major impact in The Resilient Mind project by allowing us insights into how to create a safe environment for people to practice honesty and vulnerability. When this occurs, deep engagement is the result. In the gamification of The Resilient Mind project, it includes queries on emotional and relationship skills, and access to videos that usher and lead participants to creating deeper engagement.
FULL BIOGRAPHY: Born in San Antonio, Texas, Dr. Brene Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston where she spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. Her motto is “Courage over comfort” and she believes the necessity of walking through vulnerability to get courage. Dr. Brene Brown believes that you can’t get to courage without rumbling with vulnerability and embracing the suck. Additionally, according to Dr. Brene Brown, daring leadership is a collection of four skill sets that are 100% teachable, observable, and measurable. She also believes that self-awareness and self-love matter; who we are is how we lead and that courage is contagious. Dr. Brene Brown is also an author of various books that are best sellers ranked by The New York Times such as: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, Braving the Wilderness, and Dare to Lead. In 1995, Dr. Brene Brown graduated with a BSW from University of Texas-Austin and in 1996 moved to Houston where she obtained an MSW from University of Houston and in 2002 finished her PhD and became a faculty at the University of Houston. Not only is Dr. Brene Brown an author and researcher but she is also a speaker, specifically, in 2010, Dr. Brene Brown gave a TedXHouston talk on vulnerability and in the same year The Gifts of Imperfection came out. The Daring Way was launched and she gave a TED Talk on the topic of shame in 2012. As for her most recent publication, the book Dare to Lead launched along the hub and ranked #1 on The New York Times best sellers list, Publishers Weekly, and The Wall Street Journal in 2018. In addition to her books, The Call To Courage Documentary launched in 2019, discusses what it takes to choose courage over comfort in a culture defined by scarcity, fear, and uncertainty available on Netflix. Dr. Brene Brown also produced videos on: The Power of Vulnerability, Listening to Shame, SuperSoul Sessions: The Anatomy of Trust, SuperSoul Sunday: Faking It, Perfectionism, and Living Wholeheartedly, Bravery and Authenticity in a Digital World: An Interview with Chase Jarvis, Blame, etc. Dr. Brene Brown has been married to her husband Steve for almost 25 years and they have two children: Ellen and Charlie, and a Bichon named Lucy.
DR. JOHN CACIOPPO’S FOCUS:
Loneliness, Human Relationships, Social Neuroscience, Evolution, and Social Isolation.
APPLICATION TO THE RESILIENT MIND PROJECT: Stress and loneliness are synonymous. The work of Dr. John Cacioppo was not so much enlightening to The Resilient Mind team but instead, it was empirical validation that if a person is suffering from loneliness, it is inevitable that they will experience much stress. We are grateful to his work in that we have been able to apply the link of engagement and resilience to the Resilient Mind project by creating fun and learning activities and building questions to create deeper engagement and increase resilience amongst participants.
FULL BIOGRAPHY: A neuroscientist, Dr. John Cacioppo is an expert on the study and research of loneliness where he likened loneliness to hunger and explained that it helped humans establish mutually beneficial relationships that meet social needs vital to survival. Dr. John Cacioppo was the pioneer and founder of the field of social neuroscience, a new discipline examining the associations between social and neural development and evolution from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Dr. John Cacioppo was born in Marshall, Texas and received his PhD in Psychology from The Ohio State University in 1977, later joining the University of Chicago’s faculty in 1999. Dr. John Cacioppo was the Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor of Psychology at The University of Chicago, and served as the Director of the University of Chicago’s Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience and was the Chairman of the Social Psychology Program at the University. Dr. John Cacioppo’s research explores what happens to the brain when social connections are absent. He conducted research and studies social fitness, effects of loneliness, resilience, and the negative impacts of social isolation, which have impact on behavioral, mental, and physical health. Dr. John Cacioppo is an author of over 500 research articles and the writer of Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection. published in 2008. Dr. John Cacioppo was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and was nominated by President Barack Obama to key Administration post as a Member of the President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science and was elected as a fellow to 19 scientific societies. Dr. John Cacioppo led investigations and research on the functions of the brain and nervous system and their implications for human cognition, behavior, and health.
DR. SCOTT D. MILLER’S FOCUS:
Measuring Feedback, Behavioral Health Sciences, Progress, Neuropsychology, and Psychiatry.
APPLICATION TO THE RESILIENT MIND PROJECT: Measuring progress along the resilience journey is a critical factor to producing measurable results in participants’ lives. Through the ORS and SRS measures developed by Dr. Miller, we can track session by session progress to learn who requires support and how to specifically support them.
FULL BIOGRAPHY: Dr. Scott D. Miller is the Director and Founder of the The International Center for Clinical Excellence a non-profit organization, an international consortium of clinicians, researchers, and educators dedicated to promoting excellence in behavioral health services. Born in Glendora, California, Dr. Miller is a graduate of Brigham Young University completing a BS in Psychology with distinction as Cum Laude in 1982, graduating with a 3.78 GPA. In 1986, Dr. Miller earned a MS degree (1986) and PhD in Counseling Psychology at the University of Utah. In 1987-1988, Dr. Miller served as a psychology intern at an APA approved- Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. As an intern, Dr. Miller completed 2000 hours of supervised clinical work on major rotations in medicine, neuropsychology, gerontology, surgery and minor rotations of inpatient psychiatry and outpatient psychology. Upon graduation and completion of his residency, Dr. Miller spent his early career in the behavioral health services field at the Brief Family Therapy Center located in Wisconsin. During his time there, Dr. Miller worked on the alcohol and drug treatment and training services. Dr. Miller subsequently worked and served as a Co-director of an organization, Problems to Solutions, a private, non-profit treatment and training center directly serving the homeless and other traditionally underserved populations in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. From 1993- 2009, Dr. Miller served as a Co-founder and Co-director of the Institute for the Study of Therapeutic Change, an international, treatment, training, and research organization.
Currently, Dr. Miller conducts workshops and training globally, both in the US and abroad with a goal of helping hundreds of agencies and organizations, both in the public and private realm. He is one of a handful of “invited faculty” whose work, thinking, and research is featured at the prestigious The Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference hosted by The Milton H. Erickson Foundation actively training mental health professionals through psychotherapy conferences. His humorous and engaging presentation style and command of the research literature in the behavioral and mental health field consistently inspires and influences administrators, policy makers, and practitioners to make effective changes in therapeutic service delivery. Dr. Miller serves as a Cummings Professor of Behavioral Health at the Arizona State University in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Miller is the author of numerous articles and books including the Handbook of Solution- Focused Brief Therapy (1991), Working with the Problem Drinker: A Solution-Focused Approach (1992). For more information on Dr. Miller’s books and publications, visit this website.
YouTube Videos: Scott Miller, PhD- Psychotherapy’s Missing Link- Evolution of Psychotherapy 2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHNAv8JnU5E
What Works in Therapy? A Provocative Look at 40 Years of Outcome Research https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxbryeEMoug
DR. DANIEL GOLEMAN’S FOCUS:
Emotional Intelligence (EI), Resilience, Sociology, Clinical Psychology, and Meditation.
APPLICATION TO THE RESILIENT MIND PROJECT: The fact that our planet now understands that EQ brings greater value to a person’s life than IQ has allowed our Resilient Mind team to focus on what really matters when developing resilience in participants’ lives. The Resilient Mind team incorporates EI training through activities that usher into building resilience into the Resilient Mind program, pioneered by Dr. Goleman in 1995.
FULL BIOGRAPHY: An internationally known psychologist, born in Stockton, California, Dr. Daniel Goleman graduated from Amherst College in New England. Graduating with honors, specifically magna cum laude, Dr. Daniel Goleman wrote his honors paper on mental health in historical, anthropological, and social perspectives. As a recipient of The Ford Foundation scholarship to Harvard University, Daniel Goleman pursued clinical psychology and was drawn to the idea of studying the human mind from an interdisciplinary perspective including studies in anthropology, sociology, and psychology. Dr. Daniel Goleman’s research includes finding theories of the mind and its development that were still in active use after two thousand years or more. Furthermore, Dr. Daniel Goleman’s doctoral research was on meditation as an intervention in stress arousal. Dr. Daniel Goleman spent time furthering his studies in India and Sri Lanka where he focused on the ancient systems of psychology and accompanying meditation practices of Asian religions. He published his first book called “The Meditative Mind” wherein he summarized his research on meditation. Dr. Daniel Goleman taught a course on the psychology of consciousness at Harvard University as a visiting lecturer. Writing appealed to Dr. Daniel Goleman and he pursued a job at Psychology Today which set the course of the rest of his career. Dr. Daniel Goleman was recruited by the New York Times to cover psychology and related fields where he learned much about science journalism and conducted research on emotions and the brain wherein the Emotional Intelligence book was published.
In 1995, this book was produced and it was a bestseller list for a year-and-a-half with more than 5,000, 000 copies in print worldwide available in 40 languages. Gradually, Dr. Daniel Goleman realized that there was also great interest in emotional intelligence among the business community which prompted him to write Working With Emotional Intelligence which was published in 1998. In addition to his books on emotional intelligence, Dr. Daniel Goleman has written books on topics including self-deception, creativity, transparency, meditation, social and emotional learning, ecoliteracy and the ecological crisis. Dr. Daniel Goleman is a co-founder of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning originally at the Yale Child Studies Center and now at the University of Illinois at Chicago. CASEL’s mission centers on bringing evidence-based programs in emotional literacy to schools worldwide. Dr. Daniel Goleman currently co-directs the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations at Rutgers University. The consortium fosters research partnerships between academic scholars and practitioners on the role emotional intelligence plays in excellence.
YouTube Videos: Daniel Goleman on Focus: The Secret to High Performance and Fulfillment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTfYv3IEOqM
Strategies to Become More Emotionally Intelligent https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pt74vK9pgIA
DR. ROBERT (ROB) ANDA’S FOCUS:
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Child Abuse and Trauma, Mental Health and Disease Prevention, and Determinants of Health.
APPLICATION TO THE RESILIENT MIND PROJECT: By understanding ACEs in participants, it accelerates the ability to overcome them. The mystery of psychological pain is now clear and through the Resilient Mind mentoring programs, we are able to help pinpoint the stumbling blocks that trip them up. We are thankful for the contributions that Dr. Rob Anda has made through the period he sat in our product development advisor board.
FULL BIOGRAPHY: A graduate of Rush Medical College in 1979, Dr. Robert (Rob) Anda received his board certification in internal medicine in 1982. Dr. Rob Anda furthered his studies and completed a fellowship in preventive medicine at the University of Wisconsin where he studied a Master’s Degree in Epidemiology. Dr. Rob Anda is an author of more than 200 publications including government publications, book chapters, and has received awards and recognition in the field of science. His research studies include disease surveillance, behavioral health, mental health and disease, cardiovascular disease, psychosocial origins of health-risk behaviors and childhood determinants of health. In 1990, Dr. Rob Anda played a principal role in the design of the study of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE Study), a large-scale study funded by the CDC to track the effects of childhood trauma on health throughout the lifespan where he investigated child abuse as an underlying cause of medical, social, and public health problems. The data collected from the ACE Study of more than 17,000 patients showed that Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) were common and that they had a profound negative effect on health and well-being and were a prime determinant of the past, current, and future health behaviors, social problems, disease incidence, and early death in the study population. Dr. Rob Anda works at the CDC as a senior scientific consultant in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Rob Anda also is a speaker in public health, medicine, corrections, judicial and social service systems with local, state, national, and international organizations where he focuses and discusses the ACE study.
DR. TRAVIS BRADBERRY’S FOCUS:
Emotional Intelligence, Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, and Relationship Management.
APPLICATION TO THE RESILIENT MIND PROJECT: It is common knowledge on how important Emotional Intelligence (EI) is for a person to be successful in managing their psychological functions, yet achieving this is more difficult than said. Dr. Travis Bradberry is a new-generation of trainers who has developed innovative methods to help people increase EI. Over 70% of Fortune 500 companies utilize his training tools. The Resilient Mind team applies many of these theories into the gamification program.
FULL BIOGRAPHY: Dr. Travis Bradberry is an award –winning author and the cofounder of TalentSmart, a global think tank and consultancy that serves more than 75% of Fortune 500 companies and is the world’s leading provider of emotional intelligence tests and training. Dr. Travid Bradberry is a world-renowned expert in emotional intelligence. His engagements include companies such as Intel, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Fortune Brands, The Fortune Growth Summit, and The Conference Board: Learning from Legends, and Excellence in Government. Dr. Travis Bradberry’s bestselling books have been translated into 26 languages, and are sold in more than 150 countries. Dr. Travis Bradberry’s book Emotional Intelligence 2.0 unveils a step-by-step program for increasing emotional intelligence via 66 proven strategies that teach self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management. This book also includes access to the world’s most popular emotional quotient test- the Emotional Intelligence Appraisal that pinpoints the strategies to increase one’s EQ. Dr. Travis Bradberry is a world-renowned expert in emotional intelligence and is a speaker in corporate and public settings where he discusses how understanding and increasing one’s emotional intelligence can take one’s leadership skills and workplace performance to new heights. Dr. Travis Bradberry graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Psychology from the University of California- San Diego and holds a Dual PhD in Clinical and Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Dr. Travis Bradberry has written for, and have been covered by Newsweek, BusinessWeek, Fortune, Forbes, Fast Company, Inc., USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and The Harvard Business Review.
DR. LARRY CRABB’S FOCUS:
Counseling, Ministry, Engagement, Community, and Resilience.
APPLICATION TO THE RESILIENT MIND PROJECT: The RM project has been most influenced by the work of Dr. Crabb which in essence is: if we can create deep levels of engagement in our communities between people, resilience becomes a by-product. The RM project’s primary focus is to create engagement in participants which wards off stress.
FULL BIOGRAPHY: A well-known psychologist, Dr. Larry Crabb is a conference and seminar speaker as well as a popular author and teacher focusing on counseling and ministry. Dr. Larry Crabb focuses on studies of creating deeper levels of engagement, community, and building resilience. Dr. Larry Crabb produced books entitled: Understanding People; The Marriage Builder, Finding God, Connecting, The Safest Place on Earth, The Pressure’s Off, Shattered Dreams, and SoulTalk, and he published his latest book in 2013 entitled Fully Alive. Dr. Larry Crabb graduated with a B.S in Psychology from Ursinus College in 1965; an M.A in Clinical Psychology from the University of Illinois in 1969; and a PhD in Clinical Psychology with Minors in Speech Therapy and Philosophy of Service from the University of Illinois in 1970. A distinguished scholar in residence at Colorado Christian University, Dr. Larry Crabb also served as an adjunct professor at Regent College, a chairman and professor at Colorado Christian University and Grace Theological Seminary. He also served as the Director of the Psychological Counseling Center at the Florida Atlantic University from 1971-1973; as an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois in 1970-1971. Additionally, he worked in Private Practice in Clinical Psychology in Boca Raton, Florida. Dr. Larry Crabb is associated with the American Psychological Association (APA) and is a licensed psychologist at the State of Colorado.