Therapist Self-Disclosure: What Does the Research Say?

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In this episode of CEU Cast, Graham Danzer, PsyD. discusses his book- Therapist Self-Disclosure: An Evidenced Based Guide for Practioners.

Dr. Danzer reviews the research surrounding therapist self-disclosure and addresses such questions as: What types of self-disclosures work best? When should a therapist self-disclose and with which populations? And, what are the drawbacks of not self-disclosing?

This episode is approved for one hour of continuing education by the Oklahoma Board of Behavioral Health, Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers, and the Oklahoma Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors (non-specific CE)

Course Objectives:

1. Listeners will learn the different types of self-disclosure.

2. Listeners will learn which populations seem to benefit most and least from counselor self-disclosure.

3. Listeners will learn ways to address client questioning of the therapist's personal life.


Graham Danzer, Psy.D.
Graham Danzer, Psy.D.

Graham Danzer is a research-informed practitioner with training in multiple therapeutic disciplines and 12+ years of experience in forensics, hospitals, and community mental health providing evaluation, as well as individual and group therapy to seriously mentally ill individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds and with significant histories of dangerousness. Research on severely mentally ill, at-risk, and cultural minority populations has resulted in the publishing of 5 clinically-focused textbooks, 18 peer-reviewed journal articles, and 26 professional conference presentations. Accomplishments in research and practice have been recognized with 17 merit-based commendations from 2006-present.


Therapist Self-Disclosure: An Evidenced Based Guide for Practioners

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