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The Science of Empathy, Empathic Reflection, and Empathic Regulation in Clinical Care

This webinar presents a brief overview of the history and science of empathy.  The discovery of the biological basis of empathy “the mirror neurons” is discussed. A new model of empathic reflection for daily practice in the clinical setting called the Wheel of Empathy is presented. Overcoming major barriers to achieving empathic therapist-patient/client clinical relationships is addressed as well as understanding how too much or too little empathy may lead to “burn out”. This resource is available on the website for the Center for Victims of Torture National Capacity Building Project.