Learn about how empathy works in the developing brain

Empathy is considered one of the most important qualities for success in work and life.

Award-Winning Educator

Writer & Educator

Dr. Jennifer Fraser

With a PhD from the University of Toronto in Comparative Literature, Jennifer is an award-winning educator who has taught for twenty years at the university, college and high-school level and also worked with young adults as they are launching their careers. A published author of books & articles, Jennifer believes teens & young adults, parents, teachers, coaches and all who work with children and young people deserve the most up-to-date information and knowledge, especially when it comes to their well-being and safety. Her forthcoming book, "The Bullied Brain: Heal Your Scars and Restore Your Health" is being published by Prometheus Books (Global and Pequot) and Brilliance Audio. For more information and resources, see https://www.bulliedbrain.com/.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Continuing Education Credit in Florida

    • Continuing Education Credit

    • Quiz Questions

  • 2

    ONE Babies' Brains - Wired for Empathy

    • 1.1 Introduction

    • 1.1 Introduction Video

    • 1.2 Overview

    • 1.2 Overview Video

  • 3

    TWO Shared Mind Intelligence & Mirror Neurons

    • 2.1 Shared Mind Awareness

    • 2.1 Shared Mind Awareness Video

    • 2.2 Mirror Neurons

    • 2.2 Mirror Neurons Video

  • 4

    THREE How Empathy Works

    • 3.1 Consistency & Developing Empathy

    • 3.1 Consistency & Developing Empathy Video

    • 3.2 How Empathy Works

    • 3.2 How Empathy Works Video

  • 5

    FOUR Empathy with a Focus on Eyes & Facial Expressions

    • 4.1 Growing Up with Empathy

    • 4.1 Growing Up with Empathy Video

    • 4.2 Empathy, Eye-Gaze & Facial Expressions

    • 4.2 Empathy, Eye-Gaze, & Facial Expressions Video

  • 6

    FIVE ABCs of Empathy & Empathic Listening

    • 5.1 ABCs of Empathy

    • 5.1 ABCs of Empathy Video

    • 5.2 Empathic Listening & Tone of Voice

    • 5.2 Empathic Listening & Tone of Voice Video

  • 7

    SIX Disruption of Empathy

    • 6.1 Disruption of Empathy

    • 6.1 Disruption of Empathy Video

    • 6.2 Disruptive Screen Time

    • 6.2 Disruptive Screen Time Video

  • 8

    SEVEN Brain Interdependence & Role-Modelling Empathy

    • 7.1 Applied Brain Interdependence

    • 7.1 Applied Brain Interdependence Video

    • 7.2 Role-Modelling Empathy

    • 7.2 Role-Modelling Empathy Video

  • 9

    EIGHT Empathy, Play Therapy & Managing Conduct

    • 8.1 Empathy & Play Therapy

    • 8.1 Empathy & Play Therapy Video

    • 8.2 Applying Empathy to Behaviour Management

    • 8.2 Applying Empathy to Behaviour Management