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|Facilitator-in-Training Name||Susan de Gaia|
|Evaluator(s)||Jennifer Valtos and Rebecca Koch|
|Date of Session||05/14/2019|
|Skill||Skill 7: Empathic Concern|
|How well did the facilitator lead the group and create a safe space? Please explain and give examples.|
Very good inviting, welcoming opening and affirming feedback to participant comments. Overall, good presence of safety and acceptance. Those are all important aspects of creating a safe space.
|How well did the facilitator explain this Skill using the PowerPoint presentation? Please give examples.|
Very well. Frequently referred back to skills and practices that cultivate empathic concern. One example was tying a participant's comments about knowing and being back to received knowledge and embodied knowledge. Very good circling back.
|How well did the facilitator explain and lead the activities in this Skill? Please explain and give specific examples.|
Overall, very well. This is a difficult thing to do, explaining activities that you are not going to actually lead in this setting. Good work asking participants for their insights on the PowerPoint images and definitions before moving to an explanation of CIT perspectives. Good feedback and answers to participant input, particularly when asked about the misuse of cognitive empathy.
|How well did the facilitator lead the Mindful Dialogues and Reflective Writing Exercises in this Skill? Please explain and give specific examples.|
|What aspects of this Skill did you think the facilitator did exceptionally well? Please give examples.|
Tying affective empathy and cognitive empathy together and both being necessary was insightful and important. Great question to participants asking how gaining more empathy for our in-group can actually become harmful for members of our out-groups. Good job using this opportunity to amplify/reinforce Michael's earlier comments about the afflictive nature of both the positive and negative biases.
|How well did the facilitator lead the Contemplative Practice in this Skill? Please explain and give specific examples.|
|What aspects of this Skill could the facilitator improve? Please give examples.|
Give trigger warning before difficult exercises/activities (like "Dragon Mom") before introducing them, not after discussion begins.
|Entry Date||May 17, 2019|