You are invited to join us at our monthly breakfast program:
Inspiration Must Precede Remediation: Mental Health Requires Connection to Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and Youth Purpose
Maurice J Elias, Ph.D
Dr. Elias is Professor, psychology Department, Rutgers University, Director, Rutgers Social-Emotional and Character Development Lab, and on the leadership teams of SEL4US and SEL4NJ. Over the course of his 43+ year career at Rutgers, his work has focused on promoting mental health through social-emotional and character development in schools.
We are too quick to try to “fix” children without also inspiring them. Indeed, without connecting students to a sense of positive purpose, the Common Good, and the skills for complex social participation, we will not be adequately treating them or preparing them for their roles as adults in charge of our democracy. We will discuss the necessity of fostering children’s social-emotional and character development (SECD), helping them articulate a sense of positive purpose and nourishing their sense of constructive contribution. Clinical and school related cases provided.
1. Describe the difference between SEL and what is involved when character development and purpose are added
2. Bring strategies for SECD and positive purpose into current educational/intervention approaches.
3. Carry out what SEL is telling us now about how to create climates of kindness, caring and inclusion.
This program is intended for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and graduate students. It will be presented at an intermediate level, meant for those with some prior knowledge of the subject matter. The presenter does not have any commercial support and/ or conflict of interest for this program.
When: Wednesday, February 8th, 2023
Where: The Grove at Randolph Bar and Grill
Randolph, NJ 07869
(Location is ADA accessible) American with Disabilities Act
accomodations are available upon request. Requests must by
made at least 14 days prior to the event. Please contact Hayley
Hirschmann, Ph.D. for more details.
Cost: $35 (non-MCPA members)
$29 (MCP members)
$18 student members
Please register online by Monday, February 6th, 2023 at www.mcpanj.com.
Contact: Hayley Hirschmann at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or prefer not to register online. Anyone requesting accommodations as per Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact Hayley Hirschmann 14 days ahead of the zoom event.
The breakfast will be from 9:00 – 9:30 am. providing a chance to network with fellow professionals and students. The presentation will follow from 9:30 – 10:30 p.m. Payments may be made at the door by check (made out to MCPA) or with cash, if you did not pay online.
1.0 CE Credit Available
This program is co-sponsored by NJPA and the Morris County Psychological Association. NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NJPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. NJPA ensures that permission to use proprietary information, and steps to safeguard such information, are discussed with presenters at NJPA sponsored programs. No materials (physical or electronic) provided to attendees at such programs may be shared.
This program is approved for 1 CE credit. The cost of a CE Certificate is $15 for NJPA members, $25 for non-members, and free for sustaining members.
Refunds will be granted for cancellations more than 24 hours in advance of the event start time or due to technological difficulties with the zoom process.