Emotional Intelligence In Social Work

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EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AMONG SOCIAL WORK PROFESSIONAL
Abstract

Emotional Intelligence is defined as being able to recognize emotions in self and others, understanding how emotions work and being able to manage emotions. Knowing the crucial role of emotions and relationships in the social work chore, the rapid growth of literature reveals the relevance of EI to social work is behind the schedule and it’s time to re-evaluate and work on it. In this study, the relationship between emotional intelligence, measured by the Wong and Law Emotional Intelligence were examined with a sample of social work professionals in different fields (N=100). Demographic profile such as age group gender, the order of birth, marital status, type of family, education,
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It directs people to acquire knowledge to identify and use the resources. Social work studies individual problems as well as social issues which create hindrance to people in their walks of life. Social workers employ an adequate skills, techniques, strategies, principles, and activities at various system levels, for maintaining a system or for system change efforts. Social work practice makes us understand various forms of therapy and counseling, group work, and community work; policy formulation and analysis; and advocacy and political interventions. Social work practice is aimed at increasing people 's hope, self-esteem and creative potential to confront and challenge oppressive power dynamics and structural sources of injustices, thus merging consistently e the micro-macro, personal-political dimension of intervention. The whole system focus of social work is universal, but the priorities of social work practice will differ from one country to the next, and from time to time depending on historical, cultural, political and socio-economic conditions. It is the responsibility of social workers across the world to defend, enrich and realize the values and principles reflected in this definition. A social work definition can be meaningful when social workers committed to its values and vision. Thus social work is amazingly a meaningful career.…show more content…
Knowing the crucial role of emotions and relationships in the social work chore, the rapid growth of literature about EI suggests the relevance of EI to social work is behind the schedule and it’s time to re-evaluate and work on it.

Emotional intelligence components like empathy and emotional regulation can be built in into a form to perform the critical role in the quest of opinion and evaluation by social work practitioners by considering the use of EI more broadly while practicing.
Five Core aspects of Social Work practice (Tony Morrison) in which Emotional Intelligence plays an essential role in the effectiveness of the engagement and intervention and are noted below:-
• Engagement with service users
• Assessment & observation
• Decision-making
• Collaboration & co-operation
• Dealing with
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