The practice of empathy is critical to successful social work practice. Research tells us that client outcomes increase when we are empathetic.
In this workshop we will explore the use of empathy through the four aspects of The Social Work Dictionary's definition: "The act of perceiving, understanding, experiencing, and responding to the emotional state and ideas of another person.
This workshop features interactive, experiential activities to support you in developing or sharpening your empathy skills. We will examine a clinical case study to process and implement the use of empathy to enhance client outcomes.
TARGET AUDIENCE: licensed social workers (beginner, intermediate and advanced levels of practice)
# of CE Contact Hours: 3
6pm-6:30pm: Definition of empathy
6:30pm-7:00pm: The neuroscience of empathy
7:00pm-7:20pm: The limbic system of the brain
7:35-7:50pm Overview: The 4 aspects of empathy & review case study
7:50pm-8:05pm Perceiving another’s emotional responses
8:05pm-8:20pm Understanding another’s emotional responses
8:20pm-8:35pm Experiencing another’s emotional responses
8:40pm-8:55pm Responding to another’s emotional responses
8:55pm-9:15pm Professional ways of developing and expressing empathy
COURSE FORMAT: live webinar
-After completing this workshop, participants will be able to:
-Describe the neuroscience of empathy
-List and describe the 4 aspects of empathy
-List and describe at least 3 ways of expressing professional empathy