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February Webinar: Fostering Empathy in Graduate Students

February 27, 2021 10:51 AM | Esther McCartney (Administrator)

Fostering Empathy in Graduate Students: Experiential, Student-Focused, and Innovative Approaches

Date/Time of Webinar: February 17, 2021 1-2pm EST

This webinar is sponsored by Capella University


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Webinar Description: Among the many roles and responsibilities of counselor educators and supervisors, the fostering of empathy development among students is tantamount. Attendees will learn experiential, student-focused, and innovative approaches that have proven successful in developing empathy in students and supervisees. Detailed descriptions and handouts will be provided.

Learning Objectives:

  • 1. Attendees will begin by recognizing the role of empathy itself in joining with clients, which will be followed by a brief discussion regarding the importance of empathy-development in training students and supervisees.
  • 2. Attendees will learn and participate in experiential, student-focused, and innovative approaches that have proven successful in developing empathy in students and supervisees.
  • 3. Attendees will be able to implement exercises in their workplace with support of handouts provided during the webinar that detail descriptions of activities, including processes for set-up and process questions.


Presenter: Dr. W. Bryce Hagedorn, LMHC, NCC, MAC (he/him/his) is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, a Master Addiction Counselor, a Qualified Clinical Supervisor, and is a Fellow of the American Counseling Association. Currently serving as a Professor and Program Director of Counselor Education at the University of Central Florida, Dr. Hagedorn’s work has spanned a variety of clinical and educational settings over the past 20 years in the areas of his expertise. Dr. Hagedorn has written over 70 publications, has presented his work in over 200 venues, and is the co-author of the book titled Counseling Addicted Families.


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