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Current Australian Occupational Therapy Intervention for Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder/Dyspraxia
Empathy in therapeutic contexts: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis

Participants sought:  Social workers, occupational therapists, and counselling psychologists, who are delivering counselling under the Medicare Australia Scheme are invited to participate in new research into the meaning, phenomenon, and experience of empathy in therapeutic practice contexts.

About: This research is exploring how professional’s use and describe empathy in their professional work. The research will examine the implications of empathy and empathic experiences in practice for professional workers.

What is involved: One semi-structured interview that will take about 60-90 minutes to complete.

How to get involved: Please email; [email protected]

Institution and investigator contact: Curtin University

Student researcher – Tracy Watson

Chief researcher – David Hodgson [email protected]                                                 

Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) has approved this study (HRE2020-0442).