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Join us as we really plunge into the topic of Empathy! Guest Jonathan B. Singer joins us sharing his expertise in social work and how empathy is best utilized in the field. We also dive into the types of empathy, when to use, or NOT use empathy and even share some tips at the end!







In this podcast we discuss:







EmpathySocial WorkWhen to use or not use empathyTypes of empathyTips







About our guest Jonathan: Jonathan B. Singer, Ph.D., LCSW is associate professor of social work at Loyola University Chicago, founder and host of the award-winning Social Work Podcast, past-president of the American Association of Suicidology and coauthor of the 2015 Routledge text, Suicide in Schools: A Practitioner's Guide to Multi-level Prevention, Assessment, Intervention, and Postvention.















Want a transcript? Read below!







Tami Calais: [00:00:00] Hello, and welcome to the communication solution podcast. Here at IFIOC we love to talk communication. We love to talk Motivational Interviewing, and we love talking about improving outcomes for individuals, organizations, and the communities that they serve. Today, we've got Casey Jackson on the line.







John Gilbert and I'm Tammy. Welcome to the conversation.







John Gilbert: All right. Hello everyone. Welcome back to another podcast with the IFIOC team and we have a very special guest today. Jonathan B singer that through a participant suggestion. Tammy reached out to, and Jonathan graciously agreed to do this, who has an amazing podcast, highly suggests listening to it.







Lots of incredible information that I hope to dive into and ask about today. And so, Jonathan you are an LCSW so, Casey as well, so licensed in social work. And [00:01:00] you're an associate professor of social work at Loyola university Chicago. So that's pretty, pretty big as far as I understand, pretty high up, founder and host of the award-winning social work podcast.







So if you're looking to hear some. Something about social work, social work podcast. Look that up straightforward. And it's a great podcast. You're the past president of the American association of suicide-ology and co-author of the 2015 rutlidge text, which you can expand on that. Someone like me doesn't know what that is.







And your, Dealing with suicide in schools, a practitioner's guide to multilevel prevention. So I'm sure that's had a big impact in the world. Assessment, intervention, and postvention. So you've done a lot in the social work field and we're just really happy to have you. So thank you so much for agreeing to do this and just add your, your thought on empathy today as the main focus of what you've learned and all the people you've interviewed.







That's the focus as I understand it for today, but before we dive in. Tammy. Casey, do you everything to [00:02:00] add before we ask Jonathan and get going?







Casey Jackson: I just want, I just wanna hear Jonathan respond to that intro. (laughing) that, that for me, I'm just waiting to hear...







Empathy







Jonathan B. Singer: Thanks for that intro! . You know, the thing about all of those things is that, you know, I, I started out you know, after my MSW program, like everybody, I was looking for a job and like lots of folks, I found a job in community mental health and on the crisis unit.







And I started doing outpatient mobile crisis response with suicide kids. And I quickly realized that doing suicide risk assessment was, fully consistent with everything I learned in social work. Right. And speaking of empathy, right? You have these kids and their families that are going through really,

Join us as we really plunge into the topic of Empathy! Guest Jonathan B. Singer joins us sharing his expertise in social work and how empathy is best utilized in the field. We also dive into the types of empathy, when to use, or NOT use empathy and even share some tips at the end!







In this podcast we discuss:







EmpathySocial WorkWhen to use or not use empathyTypes of empathyTips







About our guest Jonathan: Jonathan B. Singer, Ph.D., LCSW is associate professor of social work at Loyola University Chicago, founder and host of the award-winning Social Work Podcast, past-president of the American Association of Suicidology and coauthor of the 2015 Routledge text, Suicide in Schools: A Practitioner's Guide to Multi-level Prevention, Assessment, Intervention, and Postvention.















Want a transcript? Read below!







Tami Calais: [00:00:00] Hello, and welcome to the communication solution podcast. Here at IFIOC we love to talk communication. We love to talk Motivational Interviewing, and we love talking about improving outcomes for individuals, organizations, and the communities that they serve. Today, we've got Casey Jackson on the line.







John Gilbert and I'm Tammy. Welcome to the conversation.







John Gilbert: All right. Hello everyone. Welcome back to another podcast with the IFIOC team and we have a very special guest today. Jonathan B singer that through a participant suggestion. Tammy reached out to, and Jonathan graciously agreed to do this, who has an amazing podcast, highly suggests listening to it.







Lots of incredible information that I hope to dive into and ask about today. And so, Jonathan you are an LCSW so, Casey as well, so licensed in social work. And [00:01:00] you're an associate professor of social work at Loyola university Chicago. So that's pretty, pretty big as far as I understand, pretty high up, founder and host of the award-winning social work podcast.







So if you're looking to hear some. Something about social work, social work podcast. Look that up straightforward. And it's a great podcast. You're the past president of the American association of suicide-ology and co-author of the 2015 rutlidge text, which you can expand on that. Someone like me doesn't know what that is.







And your, Dealing with suicide in schools, a practitioner's guide to multilevel prevention. So I'm sure that's had a big impact in the world. Assessment, intervention, and postvention. So you've done a lot in the social work field and we're just really happy to have you. So thank you so much for agreeing to do this and just add your, your thought on empathy today as the main focus of what you've learned and all the people you've interviewed.







That's the focus as I understand it for today, but before we dive in. Tammy. Casey, do you everything to [00:02:00] add before we ask Jonathan and get going?







Casey Jackson: I just want, I just wanna hear Jonathan respond to that intro. (laughing) that, that for me, I'm just waiting to hear...







Empathy







Jonathan B. Singer: Thanks for that intro! . You know, the thing about all of those things is that, you know, I, I started out you know, after my MSW program, like everybody, I was looking for a job and like lots of folks, I found a job in community mental health and on the crisis unit.







And I started doing outpatient mobile crisis response with suicide kids. And I quickly realized that doing suicide risk assessment was, fully consistent with everything I learned in social work. Right. And speaking of empathy, right? You have these kids and their families that are going through really,