I need help creating a thesis and an outline on Beyond Empathy: a Relational-Feminist Point of View. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. Freedberg (2007) reviews the literature on empathy in social work, from the times of Mary Richmond until present. Moreover, the researcher re-examines changes in the meaning of empathy in light of new and emerging feminist traditions (Freedberg, 2007). Apparently, social workers are the first to benefit from reading this article, since their understanding and empathy awareness will create a foundation for developing new, social-relational-cultural models of social work.
Freedberg (2007) addresses two important issues. First, the article by itself is a relevant response to changes in the meaning of empathy under the influences of complex contextual factors. The article emphasizes the importance of empathy in social work and underlines its significance to national populations worried about the worsening political and socioeconomic conditions (Gerdes & Segal, 2011). Second, Freedberg (2007) re-evaluates the implications of empathy for the professionalization of social workers. It is no secret that, at the beginning of the 20th century, social workers lacked a clear differentiation in their professional field. the social work itself lacked a clear theoretical framework (Freedberg, 2007). Consequentially, empathy could become the best “way of tuning into the unconscious or subconscious thoughts and feelings of which the client may or may not be aware” (Freedberg, 2007, p.252). .