Dr. Richard O’Connor, MSW, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist in private practice in Connecticut and Manhattan, and formerly the director of a large nonprofit community mental health center. He received his MSW and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, and extended his education through the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis and the Family Institute of Chicago. He is the author of four books: Undoing Depression (1997; revised edition 2010) has become a classic in self-help, and Active Treatment of Depression (2001) was reviewed as “one of the decade’s great psychotherapy texts on depression.” Undoing Perpetual Stress (2005), won the Books for a Better Life award as the best self-help book of the year. His most recent book, Happy at Last, is a thorough review of “happiness science,” with a healthy perspective from behavioral economics and social psychology, speaking directly to the reader who wants to live a more joyful, satisfying life, with the least unnecessary misery possible.
In 2010, Little, Brown released an extensively revised and updated edition of Undoing Depression, a book that has sold more than 100,000 copies since its first release, despite its serious subject matter. It was thought that a new edition was necessary to cover recent developments in both the medical and psychological treatment of depression. This second edition has been exceptionally well received, with kudos from Andrew Solomon, Thomas Moore, and Maggie Scarf, among others.
O’Connor speaks often to professional and consumer groups, and is an occasional contributor to NPR’s “Marketplace.” His openness about his own experience has enabled many readers and listeners to feel he speaks with unusual candor and integrity. He has been invited to present at the Psychotherapy Networker Symposium and the National Institute for Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine (both twice), as well as the New England Educational Institute’s Cape Cod Seminars. He’s on the advisory board of several different organizations, including Lawyers with Depression (lawyerswithdepression.com). He speaks annually at the New York Mood Disorders Support Group, the largest depression self-help group in the country. He has spoken to professional, business, and self-help groups all across the United States.
About Dr. Scott
The Stress Relief Coach
Dr. Scott is THE Stress Relief Coach! She is an Emergency Physician & Health Educator trained at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. She is an expert on the connections between stress & health and the developer of the BestStress Zone concept. A highly sought after speaker and one‐on‐one StressRelief Coach she enables participants & clients to gain knowledge, practical solutions. specific strategies & motivation to live with less stress and improved health. As a speaker she has been acclaimed for a unique ability to blend expertise in medicine with an authentic inspiring style. She has been cited or featured in the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company magazine, WorkSpan, and The Washington Post. She takes her life saving messages from the Emergency Room to Boardrooms across the country.
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