Research Press Publishers is excited to announce the release of Experiential Activities for Enhancing Emotional Intelligence: A Group Counseling Guide to the Keys to Success.
Designed for counseling professionals working with children and young adults, the book’s activities unite the joy of adventure-based games with training in emotional awareness, behavioral control, and relationship skills—crucial building blocks for personal success.
Author and school psychologist Scott I. Goldsmith states, “A big problem with kids and teens is they lack in developing adequate social and relationship skills. It is falling more to school staff and other youth workers to address them. This book helps kids develop what I call the Three Keys to Success: emotional awareness, behavioral control, and positive relationships. The Keys to Success provide an easily understandable and usable definition of emotional intelligence.”
“Experiential Activities for Enhancing Emotional Intelligence is truly a guide to move groups of learners into action. Building from a strong foundation in experiential counseling, Goldsmith articulates practical strategies for explaining, experiencing, and enhancing emotional intelligence. A valuable treasure trove of test activities that will be reliable for lifetimes.”
—Chris Cavert, Assistant Professor, Northeastern Illinois University.
About the Author
Scott I. Goldsmith, M.S., LPC, is the school psychologist at Manchester Regional Academy, an alternative school for students with emotional and behavioral difficulties. He is also a licensed counselor, owner of the team-building and experiential training group Outside the Box Experiential, LLC (www.outsidetheboxexperiential.com), and the co-coordinator of the Manchester Ropes Challenge Course. Scott has created and facilitated adventure programs, trainings, and workshops for diverse groups of corporate, community, mental health, and educational organizations.