A qualitative investigation into the experience of psychologist's around self-disclosure when working with clients

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Glue, Line Skytte and O’Neill, Max 2010. A qualitative investigation into the experience of psychologist's around self-disclosure when working with clients. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. 5, pp. 1456-1458.
AuthorsGlue, Line Skytte and O’Neill, Max
Abstract

Background: Although distinctive theorists have taken strong positions on self-disclosure, contemporary psychologist's use of self-disclosure appears to be based on subjective decisions and not grounded in theory.

Objective: To investigate contemporary psychologists experience of self-disclosure when working with clients.

Method: Analysing the interviews of 3 Danish and 3 English psychologists using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis.

Results: Self-disclosure is predominately about the therapeutic relationship and should be beneficial for the client. This depends on the client group and it is suggested that errors made with a client should be admitted.

Conclusion: Self-disclosure is used by psychologists based on experience and subjective opinions and in “the moment” decisions as to whether it is deemed beneficial for the therapeutic relationship.

JournalProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Journal citation5, pp. 1456-1458
ISSN18770428
Year2010
PublisherElsevier
Accepted author manuscript
License
CC BY-ND
Web address (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.07.307
Publication dates
Print21 Sep 2010
Publication process dates
Deposited15 May 2014
Copyright informationOpen Access publication. © 2010 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
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