Using Poetry and Written Exercises to Teach Empathy
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.
Journal of Poetry Therapy
Furman, Rich, "Using Poetry and Written Exercises to Teach Empathy" (2005). Social Work & Criminal Justice Publications. 232.