Level I – Introductory certificate: Emotional Intelligence Foundations (6 Hours)
A. History, development and current issues of EI
This class reviews the history and evolution of the concepts and presents the major models (abilities, traits & competencies). Current challenges with conceptualization and measurement are discussed.
B. Developing EI abilities
This experiential lab class explores all four areas of the Mayer-Salovey ability model. Participants engage in experiential activities aimed at teaching and developing emotional perception, emotional facilitation of thinking, emotional knowledge, and regulation of emotions.
Level II – Advanced certificate: Emotional Intelligence Interventions (15 hours)
C. Lab in emotional awareness training 1
This experiential lab class will involve interactive and interpersonal activities aimed at developing each participant’s EI. Participants will examine their personal reactions and emotional states in order to understand how emotions function. Our use of emotional information in professional settings will be explored. Each participant will develop strategies to effectively gauge and use his or her emotions in professional interventions.
D. EI assessment methods
Participants will become familiar with the major EI assessment methods and learn to incorporate an emotional lens in their assessment and evaluation procedures when working with individuals, groups and systems. As part of the advanced certification program participants conduct the MSCEIT™ – Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test, which tests the respondent’s ability to perceive, use, understand and regulate emotions.
E. EI strategies (general & discipline-specific)
This class covers general principles and strategies for using EI-based interventions in professional settings. In small groups, participants will learn and develop specific strategies applicable to their own type of setting (educational, clinical, organizational). Case studies will be used, and participants will analyze scenarios and apply assessments and strategies learned in previous classes.
F. Lab in emotional awareness training 2
This class will continue the interpersonal and group development through activities focused on the experience of emotional processes.
G. Developing and implementing an EI intervention plan
Participants will work individually and in small groups to each develop a specific intervention plan for their discipline. Plans will be aimed at facilitating positive changes using EI principles and will incorporate empirically grounded methods.