chapter  3
Deep Empathy as the Foundation of RE Therapy
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Empathy is central to RE therapy in two ways. First, it is the foundation of much of what the therapist does in the practice of RE therapy. Second, it is the foundational skill of the couple’s dialogue process and one of the keys to fostering understanding, acceptance, and intimacy in a couple’s relationship. In what follows, I offer an interpretation of empathy that is rooted in Rogers and Guerney, but goes beyond either in its conceptual elaboration.