The Science of Emotion
Friday, November 3, 2017 | Ottawa, on
There is much focus today on children’s emotions. Constructs like emotional intelligence, emotional self-regulation and emotional well-being are being bandied about. Emotion, long dismissed as a nuisance factor, is now confirmed to be at the core of development and well-being. Yet little is being taught about the nature of emotion or the implications for parenting and teaching and treatment. In this workshop, Dr. Neufeld does a brilliant job of putting the pieces together to make sense of emotion, revealing the emotional roots of many behavioural problems, and clarifying the challenges for parents, teachers and professionals.
Agenda & Learning Objectives
Session 1 – Expression of Emotion
- The first of the three laws of emotion is that emotion seeks expression
Session 2 – Thwarted Expression
- The first challenge in dealing with problems rooted in emotion is to facilitate the expression of emotion
Session 3 – Feelings & Hurts
- The second law of emotion is that emotion seeks consciousness
Session 4 – Balance & Self-Control
- The third law of emotion is that emotion seeks equilibrium, resulting in balance, stability and self-control
Session 5 – 5 Steps to Emotional Health & Maturity
- The 5 stages in emotional development are outlined
Session 6 – Viewing & Treating Troubling Behaviours as Emotional Problems
- Emotion has been eclipsed by such constructs as learning, discipline, disorder and even disease. Various problems are looked at to illustrate the issues involved, including attention problems, anxiety problems, bullying and aggression.
- Cultivate an appreciation of the pivotal role of emotion in development, perception & behaviour
- Develop a language of emotion that can be used to reframe problems, lead to solutions, and provide access to intuition
- Understand how emotional development unfolds, so as not to get caught in a battle against symptoms or sabotage the process by pushing for results
Continuing Education Credits
This workshop has been formally approved by the following associations:
- Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF)
- Canadian College of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists (CCPCP)
- Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
- Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA)
- Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
- Canadian Vocational Rehabilitation Association (VRA)
- Employee Assistance Certification Commission (EACC)
- Indigenous Certification Board of Canada (ICBOC)
- Medical Psychotherapy Association Canada (MDPAC)
- Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP)
- Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association (OEATA)
- Ontario Psychological Association (OPA)
† The Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW) accept CPA-approved CEUs.
* Participants will receive a certificate of completion after every workshop. Workshops are pre-approved for 5.5 or 6 credits per day unless otherwise specified.
Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D. is a Vancouver-based developmental psychologist with over 30 years of experience with children and youth and those responsible for them. He is a foremost authority on child development, an international speaker, a bestselling author (Hold On To Your Kids), and a leading interpreter of the developmental paradigm.
Dr. Neufeld’s professional experience includes years of working with violent young offenders and thousands of consultations regarding youth with aggression problems. His personal experience includes having been a father to five adolescents of his own. Dr. Neufeld is not only a seminal theorist but also a seasoned therapist and an inspiring teacher.
Dr. Neufeld’s unique synthesis of the developmental literature and his exceptional ability to make children understandable has made him much in demand as a speaker. His style is dynamic, his approach is refreshing, and his effect is to affirm intuition. His insights are regularly sought by experts and media alike. Dr. Neufeld consistently receives outstanding ratings for his courses and seminars.
Because of his ability to make sense of complex problems, Dr. Neufeld is a much sought-after speaker. He gives over 40 presentations and educational seminars a year and has been invited to present at the following: First National Symposium on Bullying, Ottawa, 2002; Educational Symposium on the State of Education in Nagano, Japan, 2002; Focus Conferences on Violence, International Counselling Congress, Canadian Teacher’s Federation Symposium on Youth Violence, Educational Symposium in Portland, Oregon; and WONCA World Conference on Family Medicine.
Dr. Neufeld’s book Hold on to Your Kids with Dr. Gabor Mate was released by Knopf Canada in January, 2004 and has made several best-selling lists.
“I have no words to express my appreciation to Gordon Neufeld and to Hirose for bringing this valuable, life-changing information. The material taught resonates professionally and personally too. Thank you!”
– Aliza Terris | Oakville, ON | May 15-17, 2017
“Fantastic presentation, informative and valuable for me personally and professionally. Gordon is brilliant and engaging. Very happy to have attended today.”
– Mike Van de Hengel | Oakville, ON | May 15-17, 2017
“Helped me gain more knowledge about my students, the people around me and myself.”
– Carmen Azzopardi | Oakville, ON | May 15-17, 2017
“Thank you, and yes, you are changing the world. Maybe not as fast as you want, but you changed my world this week, and you can be sure that I will be using what I’ve learned to change the lives of many others!”
– Stephanie John | Oakville, ON | May 15-17, 2017
“This was a wonderful workshop, presented with clarity, simplicity and yet, good depth for awareness and understanding. I felt so encouraged by Dr. Neufeld’s way of cutting through the mental health rhetoric and greatly empowered by his focus on relational and instinctive approaches. Thank you!”
– Vancouver, BC | Feb 27-March 1, 2017
More information: www.neufeldinstitute.org
Who Should Attend
Education and Clinical Professionals: K–12 Classroom Teachers, School Counsellors/Psychologists, Learning Assistance/ Resource Teachers, School Administrators, School Paraprofessionals including Special Education Assistants, Classroom Assistants and Childcare Workers. All other professionals who support students including but not limited to: Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, Clinical Counsellors, Family Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Addiction Counsellors, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Probation Officers, Police Officers, and Early Childhood Educators.
Parents, Caregiver, Foster Parents, Grandparents, and Extended Family raising a child.
Holiday Inn – Ottawa East
1199 Joseph Cyr St., Ottawa, ON
For October 31-Nov 2, 2017
Standard Room $155 + Tax
Cut off date is November 1, 2017
* Please ask for the Jack Hirose & Associates rate.
* Please note that the number of rooms at our corporate rates are limited.
When booking hotel rooms, ask for the Jack Hirose and Associates corporate rate. To receive our corporate rate, rooms must be booked one month prior to the workshop date. Please keep in mind hotel rates may fluctuate.
Registration & Fees
|Registration||Early bird Fee||Regular Fee|
|MAKING SENSE OF ANXIETY|
|Full Time Student||$324||$344|
|THE SCIENCE OF EMOTION|
|Full Time Student||$179||$199|
|3 DAY OPTION: Attend Both Dr. Neufeld Workshops and SAVE!|
|*Select 3 Day Option at registration|
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Fees do not include applicable taxes (13% HST).
Early bird cutoff date: October 18, 2017
To receive the early bird rate, registration and payment must be received by Wednesday, October 18, 2017.
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