Empathy in Psychotherapy: How Therapists and Clients Understand Each Other
How Therapists and Clients Understand Each Other
This book examines, criticizes, and ultimately broadens traditional concepts of empathy between therapist and client. This book investigates empathy from various points of view: developmental psychology, social psychology and the study of emotions, the latest neuroscience research, classical phenomenology, and more. Along the way he takes many interesting digressions: for example what the latest infant research tells us about empathy between parent and baby; a fascinating consideration of the ways that actors use empathy; and perhaps most surprising, an extended study of empathy's relation to paranormal phenomena and meditative states.