The Big Question

“Can Empathy Be Taught?”


To be empathically attuned to a client is no doubt a cornerstone of effective psychotherapy. But can this vital ingredient of the therapeutic alliance be taught? And if so, what is the neurobiology that drives a keener empathic ability?



THE BIG QUESTION is a regular activity for our Panel of Experts to weigh in on topics of general interest.

Our Panel of Experts will be posting their opinions in the weeks and months ahead, and you will find their posts under this category of ‘Big Questions’

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