Joan is an inspirational keynote speaker, TV producer, host and guest on national radio and television shows including Oprah. View from her archive of informative presentations, television appearances, live streaming, radio and more below.
Joan E. Childs Introduction
Joan E. Childs has been a licensed clinical social worker since 1978 specializing in change work for human potentiality, personal growth and self actualization. She was chosen to be the first affiliate of the John Bradshaw Center in the United States and is a consultant to many corporations, hospitals, universities and academic institutions.
Books & Books
Panel discussion, “Coping with Mental illness, Depression & Anxiety” moderated by Joan E. Childs, with Dr. Abbey Strauss, and Therapist Susan Thurman, Ph.D. at Books & Books, Coral Gables, FL.
January 25, 2015
South Florida Channel 6 interview with Joan E. Childs, LCSW
Health Smart: Why Did She Jump? Battling Bipolar
Psychiatrist and author, Joan Childs, shares the story of her daughter who struggled with a Bipolar disorder that led to her suicide and gives advice on how to help your loved ones who may be suffering from the disorder.
Lu Parker reports on KTLA News at 10 on Sept. 23, 2014, Los Angeles, CA.
Channel 6 News
Channel 6 News interview with Joan E. Childs in the aftermath of Robin Williams Tragic Suicide.
Truly Me Podcast:
Why Did She Jump?
Does having a mental illness preclude you from profoundly helping others? Hear Joan’s deeply personal and beautiful perspective on this timely topic. Delve into the complex and heart-breaking reality of mental illness and particularly, bipolar disorder.
Truly Me Podcast Eleanor Healy July 26, 2017
You Are Not Alone: Coping with Mental Illness Addiction & Recovery
A panel discussion with the psychiatrist, the therapist, the patient and the family. You Are Not Alone: Coping with Mental Illness Addiction & Recovery Moderated by: JOAN E. CHILDS, author of Why Did She Jump? featuring psychiatrist CHRISTOPHER LA RICHE & therapist JONATHAN BENZ with a presentation of each perspective and audience participation.
National Television Shows
- Danny Bonaduce
- Rolanda Watts Show (twice)
- Sally Jessy Raphael
- The Gordon Elliot Show
- Jenny Jones
- The Mark Wallberg Show
- Maury Povich Show
- The Montel Williams Show
- The Charles Perez Show
- Ask E. Jean America’s Talking Network
- Ricki Lake
- The John Bradshaw Difference
Most Recent Speaking Engagements include:
- The Jewish Federation Woman’s Day Conference with Marcia Clark
- The National Women’s Exhibition, Miami Beach Convention Center
- Woman’s Miami Chamber of Commerce
- Multiple workshops and Professional Seminars
- Multiple Corporate Conventions and Spouse Programs
- More than twenty-five book signings and presentations, both nationally and locally
CURRENT MAGAZINE INTERVIEWS AND ARTICLES
- GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
- AMERICAN SWIMWEAR
- MARIE CLAIRE
WLRN Channel 17
Joan has her own show, “Solutions” a TV talk show designed to inform the community about mental health issues.