Developing Emotional Intelligence in Children
Emotional Intelligence can be described as the ability to perceive emotion, integrate emotion to facilitate thought, understand emotions and to regulate emotions to promote personal growth. People with high emotional intelligence are particularly good at establishing positive social relationships with others, and avoiding conflicts, fights, and other social altercations. They are also particularly good at understanding psychologically healthy living and avoiding such problems as drugs and drug abuse. Dr. Schur will discuss the impact that emotional intelligence has on the behavior or our cliental, and how to identify and promote it in children who have cognitive and academic limitations.
Dr. Jeannie Schur, Ph.D., L.P., is a clinical psychologist. She is a former educator who used to teach elementary and special education. She is currently a consultant for the Hennepin County Human Services Department. Dr. Schur is currently an adjunct associate clinical professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School. The focus of her seminars is to increase self-awareness in an attempt to increase professional competence and job satisfaction.