Webinar: Cultivating Empathy

Posted Date: June 5, 2018 Posted By: Michaela Berniquez


Webinar – Java Peer Support Programs

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Java Music Club members bonding.


How can we cultivate empathy in our practice and within the context of therapeutic group programs that we offer? Watch this webinar recording as we explore strategies to cultivate empathy. You will learn about four empathic habits and discuss strategies to increase empathy with and between those living with dementia. It explore opportunities and methods for putting empathy into action. This is the second webinar in a series of four, offered to facilitators of the Java Music Club and Java Memory Care.


Kristine Theurer, MA (Gerontology), PhD Candidate, University of British Columbia

Kristine Theurer is a researcher who pioneered the use of standardized peer support programs in senior living. She is a published author; her most recent article, with Dr. Robyn Stone, is The Need for a Social Revolution in Residential Care (Journal of Aging Studies). Kristine leads training workshops for staff working in health care in Canada and the US and presents regularly at international conferences. She has a Master of Arts in Gerontology and received numerous research awards including grants from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. She serves on the planning committee for the national conference on culture change, hosted by the Schlegel-University of Waterloo Research Institute for Aging.

This project is a partnership between Bruyère Centre for Learning Research and Innovation (CLRI) in Long-Term Care, Bruyère Continuing Care, Java Group Programs and Carleton University, with funding provided by the Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI).


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