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Tue, May 16


Online Professional Development

Helping Students Climb the Steps to Emotional Maturity

Join us ONLINE Tuesday, May 16th, 2023 - 3:30-5:00 pm. Presenter: Dr Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D. Hosted by Catherine Korah, CEBM. This free event is available to school and board staff of EN School Boards across Quebec ONLY.

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Helping Students Climb the Steps to Emotional Maturity
Helping Students Climb the Steps to Emotional Maturity

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May 16, 2023, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Online Professional Development


About the Event

Helping Students Climb the Steps to Emotional Maturity

Date: TUESDAY, May 16th, 2023

Time: 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Format: ONLINE - this presentation will use ZOOM, an interface that requires no special applications.

Fees: FREE - This event is available to school and board staff of EN School Boards across Quebec ONLY.


Emotion has finally come into focus in our schools and rightfully so. It speaks to the primacy of the heart in all things human, including learning, adaptation, well-being and growing up. Much confusion still reigns however as to the purpose and nature of emotion and to how one gets from the unbridled expression of the immature to the tempered feelings of the mature that can be reflected upon and shared with others.  In our ignorance of how emotional maturity develops, we have unwittingly taken direct aim at emotional management with its implicit messages of calm down and be nice. This, despite the convergence of opinion in therapy circles that the resulting emotional repression can lead to life-long harmful effects on emotional health and well-being. Dr. Neufeld has synthesized the science of emotion material to reveal five essential steps that need to be taken on the path to emotional health and maturity. The bottom line is that emotional development is absolutely spontaneous if conditions are conducive. Growth is not a skill; no learning is required. What is needed is insightful teachers who can help remove the impediments to emotional maturation and lend a helping hand to their students as they climb the steps towards emotional maturity. 


Dr Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D.

Before he retired, Dr. Gordon Neufeld had accumulated more than 40 years of experience as a clinical psychologist with children and youth and those responsible for them. A foremost authority on child development, Dr. Neufeld continues to be an international speaker, a best-selling author (Hold On to Your Kids) and a leading interpreter of the developmental paradigm. Dr. Neufeld has a widespread reputation for making sense of complex problems and for opening doors for change. While formerly involved in university teaching and private practice, he has devoted the best part of the last two decades to creating courses for parents, teachers and helping professionals. These courses are offered primarily through the Neufeld Institute: – an online educational institute and world-wide charitable organization devoted to applying developmental science to the task of raising children. Dr. Neufeld’s lifes work has been to help adults provide the conditions for children to flourish. 

For ALL school and board staff


For information: Catherine Korah, CEBM Coordinator, 

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