IBSC Shaping Boys of the Next Generation Conference
Town School for Boys
San Francisco, California, United States
November 5, 2019
Clinical psychologist, school consultant, international speaker, and New York Times best-selling author Michael Thompson has written nine books, including Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Lives of Boys. Specializing in children and families, he is the supervising psychologist for the Belmont Hill School (United States) and has worked in more than 700 schools across the United States, as well as in international schools in Central America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.
A dedicated speaker and traveler, Thompson has appeared on The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, ABC 20/20, CBS 60 Minutes, The Early Show, and Good Morning America. He has been quoted in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, Time, and U.S. News and World Report. Thompson has been a guest on NPR’s “Morning Edition” with Susan Stamberg, “Talk of the Nation” with Ray Suarez, and the "Diane Rhem Show." He wrote, narrated, and hosted the two-hour PBS documentary “Raising Cain” that was broadcast nationally in 2006.
A past member of the American Camping Association and currently serving on the Advisory Board of Parent Magazine, Thompson lives in Arlington, Massachusetts. He is married to Theresa McNally, a psychotherapist, and is the father of two grown children and the grandfather of two granddaughters: Aubrey and Brynlee.
With 20 years' experience, Derrick Gay is an internationally recognized consultant to businesses, schools, arts groups, and philanthropies around the world on issues of diversity and inclusion, cultural competence, and global citizenship. He partners with organizations, domestically and abroad, to promote empathy, cultivate cultural competency, and deepen inclusion. He has worked as a consultant for Sesame Street.
A graduate of Oberlin College, Oberlin Conservatory, the Klingenstein Center at Columbia University, and the University of Pennsylvania, Gay has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, NPR, and on BrianLehrer.tv.
Fluent in English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese, he recently delivered keynotes in French at La Mission Laique's annual conference in Deauville, France. Previously, he delivered keynotes and facilitated workshops at L'Association des Ecoles Francaises d'Amérique du Nord in Palm Springs, the 50th Annual Conference for Association for the Advancement of International Education, and EF Global Leadership Summit in Lima, Perú, to name a few. Future work includes partnerships in France, Canada, Morocco, and Colombia.
Director of Programs at the Child Mind Institute David Anderson offers expertise in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), behavioral parent training, school-based consultation, and classroom behavioral support. An ABC7 Eyewitness News special on boys and moral courage has highlighted Anderson’s work.
Anderson specializes in evaluating and treating children and adolescents with ADHD and behavior disorders, and he also has broad experience with anxiety and mood disorders. He ensures his patients receive innovative, cutting-edge care tailored to each family’s specific needs. Anderson is passionate about outreach aimed at disseminating evidence-based interventions across diverse communities, ranging from elementary, middle, and high schools to extracurricular programs and summer camps. He has taught workshops and gives frequent lectures for policymakers, parents, teachers, and schools on topics such as behavior management at home or at school, ADHD treatment, sibling conflict, work-life balance, intervention for anxiety disorders, and challenges in foster care and adoption.