What is empathy but a second hand emotion

Empathy in social and care professions

The book presents a concept that makes it easier for employees in social and care professions to be aware of their empathy. The focus of the analyzes is the training program “Working with empathy - communicating non-violently”, which practices a reflected, authentic and long-term healthy approach to empathy. The book focuses on the connection between empathy and the resulting risks such as depression and burnout, which the training program counteracts. In addition, its development is described and a study on its effectiveness is presented.

The content

· Empathy

· The risk of an empathic short circuit

· Nonviolent Communication

· Development of the training program

· Empirical study of the effectiveness of the training

 

The target groups

· Students and lecturers in the fields of psychology, pedagogy, nursing, educational sciences and social work

Scientifically interested practitioners, trainers and trainers in the social and care professions

· Scientists from application research

 

 

The author

Dr. Tobias Altmann is a research assistant at the chair for differential psychology at the University of Duisburg-Essen. He has been a mediator in partnership and parental conflicts for several years and offers seminars and training courses on communicative conflict resolution. His research areas are empathy, non-violent communication, conflict work and personality diagnostics.

Keywords

Burnout Empathy Nonviolent Communication Nursing Nursing Training

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.PsychologyUniversity of Duisburg-EssenEssenGermany

About the authors

Dr. Tobias Altmann is a research assistant at the chair for differential psychology at the University of Duisburg-Essen. He has been a mediator in partnership and parental conflicts for several years and offers seminars and training courses on communicative conflict resolution. His research areas are empathy, non-violent communication, conflict work and personality diagnostics.

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