On this week’s episode, Helen Riess, M.D., the CEO and Chief Scientist for Empathetics, joins host Larry Benz, PT, DPT, OCS, MBA, MAPP, the CEO of Confluent Health to discuss the power and effectiveness of empathy. This episode spans several topics, including the importance of self-empathy, how theory of mind (ToM) can be applied in your clinical practice, building empathy to be effective in your clinic, her future areas of interests, and how empathy can be facilitated in Telehealth.
Helen Riess, M.D. is CEO and Chief Scientific Officer for Empathetic, Inc., and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, part-time. Dr. Riess is a psychiatrist who developed an empathy training that has been rigorously tested in pilot studies and a randomized, controlled trial at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Riess has devoted her career to teaching and research in the art and science of empathic relationships. She is a core member of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations (CREIO).
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