May 21, 2001

Dimensions of Empathic Therapy


Dimensions of Empathic Therapy
Peter Breggin, MD, Ginger Ross Breggin, Fred Bemak, PhD (Editors)

Out of Print

This inspiring contribution to the helping professions delves into empathy as a cornerstone of personal life as well as professional practice. Renowned contributors from various mental health disciplines — psychiatry, counseling, and social work — discuss such themes as the interrelationship of empathy with love, self-awareness, and self transformation. The application of specific techniques includes the use of writing to foster empathy; empathic therapy with different populations — children, adolescents, the elderly, and families; and how to bridge cultural differences in empathy therapy.



Articles in Dimensions in Empathic Therapy

 Teaching and Learning Empathy: An Overview
Fred Bernak and Peter R. Breggin

On the Incompatibility of the Biological and Empathic-Relational Model
Douglas C. Smith

The Changing Face of the Ideal Therapist
Leslie Wolowitz,  former president of the Family Psychology Division of APA

Empathy is Not Enough
Jeff Rubin

Empathy in Working With Adolescents and Their Families
Mary Newell

The Successful Use of Empathy With a Depressed Older Man
Rosemarie Ratto

Empathy as the Medicine of Life
Richard A. Goodman

The Patient’s Need To Love
Therese Ragen, New York University

Creating an Empathic Environment at the San Joaquin Psychotherapy Center
Kevin F. McCready, Clinical Director, San Joaquin Psychotherapy Center

The Role of Empathy in the Wraparound Model
Sharon Morrison-Velasco

Accompanied Autoanalysis: An Empathic Approach to Helping Deeply Disturbed Persons
Alberto Fergusson, President and Founder, Institute for Accompanied Self Rehabilitation

A Model for Using Empathy in Counselor Education at George Mason University
Carol K. Kaffenberger, Diana S. Gibb, and C. Sally Murphy

Culture and Empathy: Case Studies in Cross-Cultural Counseling
Rita Chi-Ying Chung, Fred Bernak, and Afet Kilinc

Empathy in Cross-Cultural Psychotherapy
Clemmont E. Vontress

Recollection, Empathy, and Reverie
Gerald J. Gargiulo, President: The International Federation for Psychoanalytic Education

A Doctor’s Reflections on Empathy
Lawrence R. Epp

The Use of Empathy in a Woman’s Writing Workshop: An Instructor’s Perspective
Erika Duncan, Founder of Herstory

Empathic Self-Transform in Therapy
Peter R. Breggin