Keynote – Kirke Olson, Psy.D
Kirke Olson, Psy.D. is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and a New Hampshire Licensed Clinical Psychologist. He has taught and been working in public and private schools for nearly 40 years at the preschool, elementary, middle, and high school levels. He has had a long-term fascination with resilience that began in the early 1990s with his Doctoral Dissertation A Narrative Study of Resilience in Physically Abused People.
He is author of: The Invisible Classroom: Relationships, Neuroscience, and Mindfulness in Schools published by W. W. Norton & Company in 2014. The book was awarded an honorable mention as a favorite book of 2014 by Greater Good at University of California Berkeley and recommended by the Association of College and Research Libraries.
Dr. Olson is Secretary of GAINS (Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies), co-owner of The Positivity Company, a graduate of the first international class on Positive Psychology and Authentic Happiness led by Martin Seligman, Ph.D. and the first “interpersonal neurobiology intensive” with Dan Siegel, MD.
Kirke holds a Doctor of Psychology Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University New England; a Master’s Degree in Industrial Psychology from University of Nebraska (Omaha) and a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from West Virginia Wesleyan College.