PROFESSIONAL EMPATHY TRAINING FOR THE WORKPLACE
SEMPI Social Communication Model Professional Version (SSCMP)
This version of the SEMPI model is available for onsite presentations for workplaces wanting their staff to learn, and practice empathy, through a 70 page interactive slide presentation.
The SEMPI professional model has been created to empower community workers to use their own voices safely within their places of work, reducing burnout and potentially costly mental health issues.The strain put on professionals can sometimes be overwhelming and a new way to learn how to identify and handle stress has been developed through SEMPI. It is my hope that the 'SSCMP" will go along way toward easing factors pertaining to burnout, depression, and suicide rates, allowing for a better quality of life for our hard workers, who are exposed to so much.
The SEMPI Social Communication Model professional’ (SSCMP) teaches professional workers to have an empathic voice, while also learning how to feel heard and validated by each other, lessening workplace stigmas and the need for competition. Stigma's that may be reduced are: mental health stigma, social class stigma, disability stigma and social stigma (physical, behavioural, intellectual and group).
As a front line community worker, in both mental health and disabilities for over 30 years, it has become apparent to me that a model needed to be created that would be easily adapted for professional workers in our communities. This is especially so for first responders (of which I was one within the NSW SES Road Rescue Wingecaribee unit).