Title

Using Poetry and Written Exercises to Teach Empathy

Publication Date

6-1-2005

Document Type

Article

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how exercises associated with poetry and bibliotherapy can be useful in assisting faculties of the helping professions teach empathy to their students. A brief exploration of the concept of empathy is discussed. Next, exercises useful in teaching empathy are presented. Finally, a case study of the work of social work students is presented to illuminate uses of exercises for teaching this important concept and skill.

Publication Title

Journal of Poetry Therapy

Volume

18

Issue

2

First Page

103

Last Page

110

DOI

10.1080/08893670500140549

Version

pre-print, post-print

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