Emotional Intelligence and Social Work Students: Implication for Education and Practice Effectiveness

By James Smith.

Published by The Learner Collection

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Emotional intelligence (EI) has been hypothesized to assist people in making evaluative judgments and decision and may be a critical component of social work education.

Keywords: Emotion, Behavior, Emotional Intelligence, Academic Performance, Practice Effectiveness, Professional Competence

International Journal of Learning, Volume 12, Issue 7, pp.159-168. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 907.810KB).

Dr. James Smith

James E. Smith, MSW, MPA, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at the Division of Social Work, University of Wyoming. He started his social work career as a Casework with the American National Red Cross in Richmond Va. He spent 15 years in the Active Duty Army, and 9 years in the Army Reserves in a Combat Stress Medical Unit as a Social Work Officer. He retired at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in August of 2002. He worked 7 years in civilian clinical practice at Pawnee Community Mental Health. In addition to his University, teaching, research and service responsibilities, he is currently a contract clinical therapist with the Psychology Clinic, L.L.C. in Laramie, Wyoming. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina and Wyoming; and Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist in Kansas. He research interest is in emotions, behavior, and social work education, criminal behavior and emotional intelligence; race, gender and the socialization of emotions. His most recent article, "Race, Emotion, and Socialization", can be found in the special issue of the Race, Gender, and Class Journal, entitled, "Race, Gender, and Class in Psychology: A Critical Approach" Volume 9, #4, 2002 (winter issue). He has co-authored article, entitled, Felony Convictions and Program Admissions for The Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics.


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