Psychoanalytic Perspectives:

Empathy

William Kelly, MD

KellyEmpathy: In all twenty-three volumes of Freud’s works the term only appears fourteen times. However he regarded it as basic to the process and the practice of psychoanalysis. He referred to empathy as a “mechanism by means of which we are able to take up any attitude at all towards another’s mental life.https://www.stlpi.org/perspectives-empathy/