Speaker Bio

Mark Gorkin


Mark Gorkin, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), and President of "Stress Doc" Enterprises, is AOL's hip "psychohumorist," as well as a national speaker, author and training consultant for a variety of government agencies, corporations and associations. Mark specializes in stress, reorganization, communication skills, team building, creativity and hu mor.

The "Doc's" most popular speaking and workshop topics include:

Practicing Professional and Organizational Safe Stress: Defusing Stress and Building Team Morale through Humor

Creatively Managing Crisis, Conflict and Change: Communication Combat Strategies at the Burnout Battlefront

The Three "R"s of Reorganization to Rejuvenation: Rage, Rebounding and Risk-Taking

Managing Anger and Preventing Violence: Transforming Rage and Hostility into Passion and Assertion

From Burnout to Breakout: Transforming Blocks into Creative Process, Product and Path


A selection of present and recent clients include:

  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Immigration and Naturalization Service
  • US Navy
  • Department of Justice
  • National Institutes of Health
  • US Postal Service
  • Texas Instruments
  • Malchow Adams & Hussey
  • FPMI Communications
  • Curtis Chevrolet
  • American Marketing Association
  • National Association of State Farm Agents
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • and a variety of national Employee Assistance Programs.

Mark is a regular guest expert on Health Radio, WZHF, and is the Stress Coach for the National Capital YMCA. In addition, the "Doc" writes a bi-weekly "psychohumorist" column for the popular internet newsletter, Humor From the Edge and for the major AOL Mental Health Forum, Online Psych. Along with a small private practice, Mark is a Contributing Writer for the national publications Treatment Today and Paradigm Magazine. Recent articles include a satire on "Cutting Edge Strategies for Downsizing or Reorganizing" and "Surv iving the Managed Care Scare: Adding Entrepreneurial PUNCH to Your Career Path." The "Doc" has recently published a unique book of syndicated radio essays and playfully poignant lyrics -- From Stress Brakes and Shrink Rap to Safe Stress and Cool Moon Cats: The Wit and Wisdom of the Stress Doc.

And for more information, you can reach "The Stress Doc" at:

"The Stress Doc's" website: http://www.net-site.com/gorkin
Email: StressDoc@aol.com • Phone: (202) 232-8662.


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