Empathic Stress Support (ESS)
Empathic Stress Support (ESS) is an approach to supporting vulnerable and distressed individuals created by Professor Andrew McDonnell. This approach is based on the principles of humanism, reflective practice and transactional models of stress.
EMPATHIC STRESS SUPPORT
By Profesor Andrew McDonnell
The second in this series of practitioner articles, this article goes on to describe a more ecclectic, humanistic approach to supporting distressed individuals, moving away from behaviourist techniques and philosophies. Professor Andrew McDonnell discusses a new model for working with vulnerable adults and children: Empathic Stress Support (ESS).