Episode 57: Dr. Jon Conte

The Empathic Connection

hosted by: Jessica Pfeiffer & Steve Graner

aIn today’s episode we sit down and connect with Dr. Jon Conte. Jon shares his expertise on the impacts of trauma as it pertains to “trauma-informed” and what a truly trauma-informed environment means for those in education. He shares with us that the power of the empathic connection is so strong for students in schools, yet can also create the vulnerability of the empathic strain on the teachers. Jon highlights that providing a space where teachers can openly process their experiences, is vital in combating burnout. Dr. Jon Conte is a world renowned expert on mental health issues related to child abuse and trauma. He is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington and maintains a private practice on Mercer Island, specializing in forensic mental health issues surrounding child abuse and the effect of trauma work on health care professionals. Jon is the editor of the Journal of Interpersonal Violence and Trauma, Violence and Abuse: A Review Journal, and is the consulting editor for the Journal of Forensic Social Work. Intro Song: Poet’s Row, Young Bones