Self-Disclosure in Psychotherapy
by Barry A Farber (9781593853235)

Self-Disclosure in Psychotherapy
 
Barry A Farber
Release Date: 31 January 2006
Format: Hardback
Pages: 242
Category: Psychotherapy
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 9781593853235
ISBN-10: 1593853238



Hands down, the most thoughtful, penetrating, and practical book I have seen on self-disclosure in psychotherapy. Not since Sidney Jourard's The Transparent Self has anyone seamlessly integrated clinical wisdom and empirical research on the quintessentially human desire to tell and the countervailing forces not to tell. Farber brilliantly addresses self-disclosure from therapist, patient, multicultural, and even supervisory perspectives. He embraces the complexity of self-disclosure while simultaneously augmenting our effective use of it. Bravo "--John C. Norcross, PhD, University of Scranton "This is the best book on psychotherapy I have read recently--it is incredibly well written and easy to read. Farber provides a much-needed integration of theory, research, and practice related to self-disclosure, which, he argues, is a fundamental component of the psychotherapy process. He places the current interest in self-disclosure in a historical and multicultural context, and offers compelling arguments about both the positive and negative reasons for, and impact of, self-disclosure. Farber is able to blend his clinical experience with psychotherapy research findings in a way that both complements and helps us go beyond previous knowledge on this topic. This book is 'must' reading for all clinicians and psychotherapy researchers."--Clara Hill, PhD, University of Maryland, College Park Drawing on empirical research as well as theory and clinical experience, Barry A. Farber provides a highly readable examination of self-disclosure by both therapists and patients. He explores when sharing personal experiences is beneficial and what kinds of disclosure may not be helpful; why either party may fail to reveal important information; and how to use what is disclosed (and what is omitted) to strengthen the therapeutic relationship and improve patient outcomes. He also discusses the reasons why disclosure in therapy is currently such a prominent i

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