It is common for beginning counselors to acknowledge they are good listeners. This trait is often cited as a reason for pursuing a career as a counselor. Now that you have attended your first residency and you have had the opportunity to practice using the skill of empathy, what have you learned about the relationship between being a good listener and employing empathy? In other words, what have you learned about the therapeutic process and building rapport that involves more than good listening skills?
Incorporate required readings and support from the professional literature in your response.