Faculty Publications

Title

Empathy: The critical skill

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Social Work (United States)

Volume

21

Issue

1

First Page

10

Last Page

14

Abstract

Empathy is vital in all the helping professions, as theory, practice, and research bear out. But can it be taught? Can it be learned? What exactly does one do to empathize? This article presents a sophisticated, usable model of empathic behavior as well as imaginative means of enhancing the capacity to empathize. © 1976 by the National Association of Social Workers.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1976

DOI of published version

10.1093/sw/21.1.10

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