What are the main reasons that we self disclose?
Terms in this set (8)Catharsis. Needing to get something off your chest, “clensing”Self clarification. Saying something to more understand it yourself.Self validation. Reciprocity. Impression formation. Relationship maintenance & enhancement. Social control. Manipulation.
Why is self disclosure difficult?
Now, self-disclosure is understandably difficult, because we put a great deal on the line when we do so. The thing is, when we self-disclose, we expose ourselves fully our fears, our faults, our feelings. There is an immense amount of vulnerability involved.
What are risks of self disclosure?
Self-disclosure does not automatically lead to favourable impressions. Another risk is that the other person will gain power in the relationship because of the information they possess. Finally, too much self-disclosure or self-disclosure that comes too early in a relationship can damage the relationship.
What is appropriate self disclosure?
Appropriate self-disclosure is client-focused, validates the client’s experience and spurs further exploration. A constructive disclosure is brief, focused on meaning and light on story. Professional counseling relationships require a harmony of the necessary theoretical and relational components.
Can you ask your therapist personal questions?
Some therapists are touched by their clients’ concern. On the one hand is the question of whether or not clients should ask personal questions and whether or not their therapists should answer them. The traditional Freudian answer to that question is that clients can ask, but therapists should not answer.
What should I not tell my therapist?
10 More Things Your Therapist Won’t Tell YouI may talk about you and your case with others. If I’ve been practicing more than 10 years, I’ve probably heard worse. I may have gone into this profession to fix myself first. Not everything you tell me is strictly confidential. I say, “I understand,” but in truth, I don’t.
What questions does a therapist ask?
More SBFT Questions. 20 CBT Therapy Question to Ask Clients….What makes the problem better?How often do you experience the problem?How have you been coping with the problem(s) that brought you into therapy? What do you think caused the situation to worsen?How does the problem affect how you feel about yourself?
Do therapists get attracted to clients?
Of the 585 psychologists who responded, 87% (95% of the men and 76% of the women) reported having been sexually attracted to their clients, at least on occasion. More men than women gave “physical attractiveness” as the reason for the attraction, while more women therapists felt attracted to “successful” clients.
Is it OK for a therapist to hug a client?
To hug or not to hug a client — that is the question that can haunt therapists. Most therapists will ask clients if hugs or other touch, even something as small as a pat on the shoulder, would help or upset them.
What do therapists think when clients cry?
What do therapists feel and think when their clients cry? Therapists could feel a jillion different things. However, THIS therapist would be feeling EMPATHY and connection with the patient and would be wanting to know about the situation that precipitated crying.
Why does my therapist stare at me?
The idea is that you will feel like you’ve got to say something to make the awkward atmosphere dissipate. It’s also possible that your therapist is simply observing you unusually intently. Your body language often conveys more than your words do about how you’re feeling about a given situation or topic.