All who work with children envision a bright future for those in their care. Positive achievements as adults are a direct reflection of the self-images created in childhood. Psychological type awareness provides a framework for understanding the way children’s personalities develop, and gives both adults and children a foundation for accepting differences and developing healthy behaviors. All successful leaders have one thing in common – self-awareness. These leaders know both their strengths and those characteristics that require flexing and stretching. Using type to help children discover their strengths and stretches at a young age gives them an edge in that lifelong quest for self-knowledge. As children explore and gain mastery of their world they discover who they are and who they are not. Adults who can guide the development of the child’s personality can provide that child with a distinct advantage in the world.
This workshop explored ways parents and teachers can work with children from infancy through adolescence to provide an environment that stimulates development rather than stifle it. Specific strategies and skills were shared so even a novice to type left with tools for enriching development in young people.
Elizabeth Murphy, Ed.D., is a licensed school psychologist who works with children from preschool through adolescence. As an internationally recognized educational authority she conducts training sessions on students’ individual differences throughout the United States as well as in Canada, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, and Malaysia. She is co-author of the Murphy-Meisgeier Type Indicator for Children® (MMTIC®) assessment, and she is a renowned figure in the world of psychological type theory.
“Sjoe ek wil net weer dankie se vir die kursus van Vrydag . Dit was beslis ‘n baie positiewe ervaring. Dit is sonder twydel iets wat elke juffrou , ouer en huweliksmaat behoort te weet. Daarom wil ek sommer dadelik ‘n versoek rig dat indien dit enigsins moontlik is julle asseblief weer so iets moet aanbied dat ek my personeel ook kan bemagtig.”