29619 CIT Practicum Feedback Forms 071820 – Compassionate Integrity Training
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Facilitator-in-Training NameKen Faughn
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Evaluator(s)Charles Barker
LocationDallas Texas
Date of Session02/25/2020
SkillSkill 7: Empathic Concern
How well did the facilitator lead the group and create a safe space? Please explain and give examples.

Open, engaging asking for inputs early, given already established safe space. Slide 5 - Affective Empathy. Would have been more effective and clearer to describe that empathy consists of two components - Affective and Cognitive....then go into details of Affective component, following with Cognitive empathy. Might have been better for Ken to have taken both components and not break up with another facilitator....

How well did the facilitator explain this Skill using the PowerPoint presentation? Please give examples.

Explained skill well via slides 5, 7, and 17. Slide #5 Affective Empathy as described above. Well done. Did a good job with Slide 17, comparing Empathic Concern (focus on others) with Empathic Distress (focus on self).

How well did the facilitator explain and lead the activities in this Skill? Please explain and give specific examples.

Did a good job with Group Activity - Empathy Line, but gave away the "punch line" early. Need to remind ourselves to follow the exercise instructions in the FM. He included a good review of definitions of Affective and Cognitive Empathy, citing a personal experience, which demonstrated willingness to be vulnerable and courageous, but we need to cautious about this kind of sharing that can be triggering...need to generalize so that focus is on the example/experience not the individual sharing.

How well did the facilitator lead the Mindful Dialogues and Reflective Writing Exercises in this Skill? Please explain and give specific examples.

NA

What aspects of this Skill did you think the facilitator did exceptionally well? Please give examples.

Slide 17 as above. Great image of two faces overlapping looking at each other (each allowing an overlap) with the idea of trust and open conversation increasing our ability to empathize.

How well did the facilitator lead the Contemplative Practice in this Skill? Please explain and give specific examples.

NA

What aspects of this Skill could the facilitator improve? Please give examples.

Being more cautious about potential "triggering" stories, experiences that bring focus to facilitator, rather than to the topic of discussion.

Entry DateFebruary 28, 2020