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The Do's and Don'ts of Self-Disclosure

Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls

Janine Roberts • 10/4/2018

By Janine Roberts - When I've asked people who've gone to therapy what was most helpful, again and again, they've described times when their therapists shared something about their own personal struggles. Today, with the informality of our culture, both therapists and clients are likelier to step across previous professional guidelines.

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The Stories That Bind Us

A Special Feature from Our Family Matters Department

Janine Roberts • 5/7/2018

By Janine Roberts - When I was eight years old, I reached into Mom's jewelry drawer and found a folded piece of paper that read: “I want to die here in the meadow. The lupine and Indian paintbrush around me.” Not long ago, my granddaughter was born. She taught me anew how we want to connect and be seen—something Mom needed from me.

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Family Matters

Living Backward and Forward: In Search of the Stories that Bind Us

Janine Roberts • 3/9/2018

In search of the stories that can bind a family together.

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Does Self-Disclosure in Therapy Hurt or Heal?

Finding a Balance in Sharing Personal Information with Clients

Janine Roberts • 6/4/2015

Despite our best intentions, self-disclosure can backfire. So why are we drawn to it so strongly as a therapeutic tool? Hundreds of therapists in workshops I've led around the world have said they share personal information to strengthen the therapeutic alliance, demystify therapy, and reduce the power differential between themselves and their clients. In the discussion about self-disclosure, we need to move beyond an either/or frame, as in "yes, do it," or "no, keep tight boundaries."

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Therapist Self-Disclosure

Think Before You Get Personal

Janine Roberts • 6/2/2014

The ways we disclose, read cues from our clients, and dialogue about what’s been divulged are the keys to whether therapist self-disclosure helps clients’ therapeutic goals or gets in the way.

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Copyright:
2/13/2013
Authors:
MARY JO BARRETT, MSW
 
KATY BUTLER, MA
 
JAY EFRAN, PHD
 
LINDA STONE FISH, MSW, PHD
 
SUSAN ROWAN
 
JAN MICHAEL SHERMAN, MA
 
JENNY NEWSOME
 
MICHAEL F. HOYT, PHD
 
ARNOLD A. LAZARUS, PHD, ABPP
 
OFER ZUR, PHD
 
JANINE ROBERTS, EDD
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Therapist Self-Disclosure

Think Before You Get Personal

Janine Roberts • 7/1/2012

The ways we disclose, read cues from our clients, and dialogue about what’s been divulged are the keys to whether therapist self-disclosure helps clients’ therapeutic goals or gets in the way.

Magazine Article
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Copyright:
2/13/2013
Authors:
MARY JO BARRETT, MSW
 
KATY BUTLER, MA
 
JAY EFRAN, PHD
 
LINDA STONE FISH, MSW, PHD
 
SUSAN ROWAN
 
JAN MICHAEL SHERMAN, MA
 
JENNY NEWSOME
 
MICHAEL F. HOYT, PHD
 
ARNOLD A. LAZARUS, PHD, ABPP
 
OFER ZUR, PHD
 
JANINE ROBERTS, EDD
Product:
NRC095556
Type:
$39.99 USD
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The Do's and Don'ts of Self-Disclosure

Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls

Janine Roberts • 10/4/2018

By Janine Roberts - When I've asked people who've gone to therapy what was most helpful, again and again, they've described times when their therapists shared something about their own personal struggles. Today, with the informality of our culture, both therapists and clients are likelier to step across previous professional guidelines.

Daily Blog

The Stories That Bind Us

A Special Feature from Our Family Matters Department

Janine Roberts • 5/7/2018

By Janine Roberts - When I was eight years old, I reached into Mom's jewelry drawer and found a folded piece of paper that read: “I want to die here in the meadow. The lupine and Indian paintbrush around me.” Not long ago, my granddaughter was born. She taught me anew how we want to connect and be seen—something Mom needed from me.

Daily Blog

Does Self-Disclosure in Therapy Hurt or Heal?

Finding a Balance in Sharing Personal Information with Clients

Janine Roberts • 6/4/2015

Despite our best intentions, self-disclosure can backfire. So why are we drawn to it so strongly as a therapeutic tool? Hundreds of therapists in workshops I've led around the world have said they share personal information to strengthen the therapeutic alliance, demystify therapy, and reduce the power differential between themselves and their clients. In the discussion about self-disclosure, we need to move beyond an either/or frame, as in "yes, do it," or "no, keep tight boundaries."

Daily Blog

Therapist Self-Disclosure

Think Before You Get Personal

Janine Roberts • 6/2/2014

The ways we disclose, read cues from our clients, and dialogue about what’s been divulged are the keys to whether therapist self-disclosure helps clients’ therapeutic goals or gets in the way.

Daily Blog
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Family Matters

Living Backward and Forward: In Search of the Stories that Bind Us

Janine Roberts • 3/9/2018

In search of the stories that can bind a family together.

Magazine Article

Therapist Self-Disclosure

Think Before You Get Personal

Janine Roberts • 7/1/2012

The ways we disclose, read cues from our clients, and dialogue about what’s been divulged are the keys to whether therapist self-disclosure helps clients’ therapeutic goals or gets in the way.

Magazine Article
Page 1 of 1 (2 Items)
Janine Roberts, Ed.D., professor emerita at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, is the author of Tales and Transformations and Rituals for Our Times.