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Advanced empathy: A key to supporting people experiencing psychosis or other extreme states

Return to Articles Richard Lakeman, DNSci, Adjunct Associate Professor, Southern Cross University    Introduction Empathy is essential for interpersonal helping and is considered a key change process in psychotherapy (Bohart, Elliott, Greenberg, & Watson, 2002). In everyday discourse, to empathise with another is to see things from their perspective and to feel with them, or, …

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Advanced empathy: A key to supporting people experiencing psychosis or other extreme states

Richard Lakeman, DNSci, Adjunct Associate Professor, Southern Cross University    Abstract The capacity to be empathic and communicate empathically are foundational skills of counselling and psychotherapy, if not all interpersonal helping endeavours. Empathy requires the capability, inclination, and capacity to take the perspective of others, appraise and understand their experiences without being overwhelmed, and communicate …

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