Barret Michalec, PhD is the Director of ASU’s Center for Advancing Interprofessional Practice, Education & Research and Associate Professor at the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation. As Director, he promotes and enhances ongoing CAIPER initiatives and programs, cultivates productive collaborative partnerships, as well as identifies and expands interprofessional learning and practice opportunities for students, faculty, and community members. As a sociologist, Barret brings unique and novel perspectives on various aspects of IPE/IPCP, with a keen eye on evaluation and assessment. His research focuses on socialization and professionalization processes and mechanisms within health professions education, disparities in health and health professions, intergroup and interpersonal processes, and empathy.
Barret Michalec, PhD
Arizona State University
Edson College of Nursing & Health Innovation
A New Approach to “Teaching” Empathy & the Development of the Interprofessional Training in Empathy, Affect, & Mindfulness
PURPOSEThe Interprofessional Training in Empathy, Affect, & Mindfulness (I-TEAM™) is a semester-long interprofessional program that engages health profession students in various “workouts” to cultivate and enhance the attributes and practices associated with the empathic experience, patient-and colleague-centeredness, team-based skills, overall well-being and presence, and fundamental communication skills. I-TEAM™ represents an innovative and engaging method of cultivating (inter)professional identity and provides opportunities for health professions to express vulnerability and…