Empathy and Problem Solving : SB Therapy News

Integrating empathy in solving problems with young people
Empathy, from either a helping professional or parent, has been identified as a predictor of positive outcomes (Greenberg et all, 2001), healthy self-development and adaptive self-functioning in young adults (Trumpeter et al, 2008). Integrating empathy in our interactions with young people is both a way to demonstrate respect for them and invest in helping them develop and grow. Following are three ways for a caring adult to incorporate more empathy into interactions with young people.