Child Protection & Emotional Intelligence. Pauline Green & Fran Fuller. Happy Social Work Day!.
Child Protection &Emotional Intelligence
Emotional Intelligence is
“a form of social intelligence that involves the ability to monitor one’s own and other’s feelings and emotions, to discriminate among them and to use this information to guide one’s thinking and action”
(Mayer and Salovey,1990 cited in Cherniss, 2000, p4)
The Social Worker who is emotionally intelligent is more than halfway to being an effective Social Worker”
(Howe, 2008, p7)
“relationships between Social Workers and their clients change from interpersonal to economics, from therapeutic to transactional, from nurturing and supportive to contractual and service orientated”
( Howe, 1996, p92)
“ Can Social Work education and training increase a Social Work student’s emotional intelligence?
All three year groups took part.
Tested in Oct 2007 and again in May 2008
Goleman (1995) claimed that emotional intelligence can be
‘as powerful and at times more powerful than IQ”
Goleman, D (1995) “Emotional Intelligence” London: Bantam Books
Howe, D (2008) “The Emotionally Intelligent Social Worker” Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan
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