Location: Indiana, United States

I became a Professor Emeritus after serving 29 years as a recreational therapy faculty member at Indiana University. I'm a long-time Hoosier, having grown up in Hanover, Indiana. My RT practitioner work was in psych/mental health. After completing my Ph.D. at the University of Illinois, my first faculty position was at the University of North Texas. RT has been a wonderful profession for me as I have had the opportunity to serve as an author and national leader.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Interesting Book on Empathy

In doing work to prepare for writing a 6th edition of Therapeutic Recreation Processes and Techniques I ran across a throught provoking book on empathy and mental heatlh treatment. It takes a humanistic approach that fits nicely with RT practice. I would commend it to any RT or RT educator with an interest in mental health care.

The book's title is The Empathic Healer: An Endangered Species? Harvard professor Michael J. Bennett, M.D. is the author. The book was published in 2001 by Academic Press.


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