A Social Work Model of Empathy (1 Credit Hour)

Program Summary: This article discusses research findings and conceptualizations of empathy.  It concludes with a social work model of empathy.

This course is recommended for social workers and is appropriate for beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of practice.  This course does not meet CE requirements for National Certified Counselors.

Authors: Karen E. Gerdes and Elizabeth A. Segal

Publisher: Advances in Social Work, Indiana University School of Social Work

Find the article at: http://journals.iupui.edu/index.php/advancesinsocialwork/article/view/235/215

Program Objectives: To enhance social work values, skills, and knowledge by identifying key issues related to a social work model of empathy.

Learning Objectives: Describe early conceptualizations of empathy.  Identify contributions of neuroscience to empathy.  Explain concepts of affective sharing, self awareness, mental flexibility, and emotion regulation.  Identify the 3 components of the social work model of empathy.

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1: How many times is empathy mentioned in the NASW Code of Ethics?
 
 
 
 
2: Empathy was conceived as
 
 
 
3: Alleviating distress was part of the motivation behind psychological research on empathy during the early
 
 
 
 
4: Physiologically, our brains include ___________, which react to actions that are seen as if we are doing the action ourselves.
 
 
 
5: The mimicry response is ______________.
 
 
6: The four components of empathy identified by Decety and colleagues include all of the following except:
 
 
 
 
 
7: According to Decety and colleagues, which component of empathy refer to an internal ability to change or control one's own emotional experience?
 
 
 
 
8: According to Decety and colleagues, which component of empathy refers to the ability to toggle between what you are feeling and what the other person is feeling, while maintaining the self-awareness to know there is a boundary between the two.
 
 
 
 
9: Which of the 3 components of the Social Work Model of Empathy draws from social work and the need to take action?
 
 
 
10: The writers give an example of a family preservation worker visiting a poor, rural home with no food on the table.  An emphatic response in this situation may be
 
 
 
 

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