Posted by: Tampa Bay Chamber on Monday, April 13, 2020

The two panelists for the COVID-19: From Surviving to Thriving Webinar are Dr. Shea Quraishi and Dr. Rick Weinberg.

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Dr. Shea Quraishi is Chief Academic Officer at Frameworks of Tampa Bay, a nonprofit organization that empowers educators, youth services professionals, and parents and guardians with training, coaching, and research-based resources to equip students of all ages with social and emotional skills. Shea is a former elementary school teacher, having taught in New York, California, Tennessee, and Florida. She also has served as a teacher mentor and curriculum writer, as well as having extensive experience leading professional development on topics ranging from classroom management strategies to guided reading. A lifelong learner, Shea earned a masters degree in education at Stanford and a doctorate in education leadership and policy at FSU, focusing her dissertation research on teachers’ perceptions of social and emotional learning program implementation.

Dr. Rick Weinberg is a Licensed Psychologist, Diplomate in Clinical Psychology, and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies at the University of South Florida.  His B.A. (cum laude) is from the University of Michigan (1975), Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology from USF (1983), and Clinical Fellowship was served at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical Schoo. He currently teaches four courses at the graduate level-- Family Therapy, Couples Therapy, Spirituality & Counseling, and Medical Family Therapy.  He also teaches several undergrad courses including one—Intimate Relationships, that’s taught in Florence Italy for USF’s Summer Abroad program.  His teaching has garnered several prestigious University Teaching Awards, including the USF Provost’s Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching award.  Earlier in his career he founded, and for 25 years directed the APA-accredited Psychology Internship program at USF, and received the distinguished Internship Director Award in 2005.  In 2009 the Tampa/Hillsborough County Human Rights Council awarded Dr. Weinberg their Human Rights Award-- cited for civil rights advocacy, involvement in local human rights organizations, community development in the Tampa Bay area and, along with several others, for co-founding and developing the Hillsborough County Schools’ Crisis Intervention Team.  He’s published over a dozen articles and book chapters, has two edited books, several dozen professional presentations, and has received two federal training grants.  He also sees couples and families in his private practice two days a week.