When does the Counsellor Self-Disclose and What are the In-Counselling Consequences

  • Alvin R. Mahrer
  • Gloria L. Fellers
  • Gary M. Durak
  • Patricia A. Gervaize
  • Sheila D. Brown

Abstract

Reviews of self-disclosure research cite the absence of data on the question of the actual in-counselling conditions under which counsellors self-disclose. On the question of the cli- ent consequences of counsellor self-disclosure, reviews of research cite the need for data from actual in-counselling sessions and the absence of data from experienced counsellors. An exhaustive search yielded a single full verbatim transcript by Dr. Sidney M. Jourard, perhaps the most eminent pioneer and exemplar of self-disclosure counselling. Analysis of this transcript suggested some unexpected hypotheses which invite more systematic study of the antecedents and consequences of self-disclosure as used by counsellors in both actual and analogue counselling sessions.

Published
2012-04-01
How to Cite
Mahrer, A. R., Fellers, G. L., Durak, G. M., Gervaize, P. A., & Brown, S. D. (2012). When does the Counsellor Self-Disclose and What are the In-Counselling Consequences. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 15(4). Retrieved from https://cjc-rcc.ucalgary.ca/article/view/60415
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