Research shows that children and adults skilled in empathy tend to be happier and more successful in all domains of life. While children naturally acquire empathic concern, certain experiences may enhance or interfere with empathy development throughout the lifespan. In this course, you will learn practical strategies to cultivate empathy in your child. If you sometimes find it difficult to empathize with your children, this course will help you identify your personal barriers and address ways to overcome such obstacles.
What you’ll learn
What does Empathy loolike across the lifespan
What How do we teach and promote empathy in children
Dr. Bridgett Ross
PsyD BA in Psychology
PsyD BA in Psychology and Philosophy from Boston College and then went on to receive a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Psychology of Professional Psychology at Alliant University in 2007. She completed pre-doctoral training at Social Advocates for Youth, Chadwick Center for Children & Families at Rady’s Children’s Hospital, and Kaiser Permanente. For the last 10 years, she has focused her practice on treating children and teens with anxiety, trauma-related issues, grief/loss, and depression. She holds numerous certifications in trauma-focused therapies designed for children, adolescents, and adults. Personally, Dr. Ross is a mother to a high energy, an intense 6-year-old boy. When she is not playing with her son, she can be found rock climbing, reading, or painting.