Scanlan Center for School Mental Health
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Emotional Intelligence: Modern Approaches to the Application of Developmental Science

January 29, 2024
4:30-6:00 pm CST


Dr. Erika Bocknek
Dr. Erika Bocknek
Family Therapist and Research Faculty
University of Michigan Medicine

Event Details

This workshop will explore the latest developmental research describing key fundamentals of emotional intelligence including empathy development, emotion regulation in group settings, and related social skill development.

K-12 educators, administrators, school counselors, paraeducators, and school mental health providers, will gain an understanding of up-to-date research that emphasizes the role of culture and context in how children develop emotional intelligence. Participants will also learn new, creative approaches to support children’s growing emotional intelligence that is contextualized in a changing world.

Learning Goals:

1. Participants will be able to discuss the definition of emotional intelligence with a strong emphasis on empathy development.

2. Participants will be able to discuss and critique contemporary views on emotion regulation.