Raissa Miller speaks with Yale social-emotional learning researchers ZJ Ng and Jenny Seibyl about their work on school-based SEL projects. Specifically, the researchers discuss the individualized and contextualized nature of emotion regulation, highlighting eight strategies and evaluating the pros and cons of each strategy.
Zi Jia (ZJ) Ng is an associate research scientist at the Yale Child Study Center. Her research focuses on emotion regulation in children and adolescents. Her current work focuses primarily on the Sustainable SEL Assessments project, which examines how the Student Emotion Regulation Assessment (SERA) and other SEL assessments work practically in schools and support students of color and their educators to thrive. ZJ is also a licensed psychologist and a nationally certified school psychologist.
ZJ was born and raised in Singapore. She received her B.Soc.Sci in Psychology from the National University of Singapore and her Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of South Carolina. She completed her APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at Sarah Reed Children’s Center and her clinical postdoctoral fellowship at Centerstone Kentucky. In her spare time, ZJ enjoys exploring cafes/bakeries and sampling delicious baked goods.
Jennifer Seibyl is a research assistant at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. She works on several projects that are investigating how a suite of novel SEL assessments work in real-time in schools. She also has worked on components of RULER for High School, inspirED, and additional research projects with Drs. Jessica Hoffmann and Christina Cipriano.
Previously, Ms. Seibyl worked at McLean Hospital on a male adolescent residential unit treating young men with emerging borderline personality traits. Ms. Seibyl holds a B.A. in Psychology from Skidmore College and a M.Ed. in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University.
Miller, R (Producer). (2022, December 21). Emotion Regulation Strategies for Children and Adolescents [Audio Podcast]. The Thoughtful Counselor. Retrieved from https://concept.paloaltou.edu/resources/the-thoughtful-counselor-podcast/emotion-regulation-strategies-for-children-and-adolescents
Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence: https://medicine.yale.edu/childstudy/services/community-and-schools-programs/center-for-emotional-intelligence/
Ed Surge Article: https://www.edsurge.com/news/2022-10-06-emotions-come-and-go-in-waves-we-can-teach-our-students-how-to-surf-them
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