A History of Empathy as reflecting feelings per Carl Rogers Lecture – Locate Power in the Person—NOT the therapist

  • Importance of listening to your work when being in the helping profession
  • IT’s NOT just stating back what the person had said
  • Coverage of other therapies, w/science pointing to importance of collaboration rather than hierarchical
  • The right word/label taps into the visceral and very real meaning to that person in front of you
  • Definition and further aspects of empathy discussed
  • Further discussion on topic by Rogers here : 

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  • “Being empathic is a complex, demanding, yet strong and gentle way of being”
  • IDEAL therapist is first of all EMPATHIC