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Self-Disclosure

  • By: Sarah Knox
  • In: Encyclopedia of Counseling
  • Edited by: Frederick T. L. Leong
  • Subject:General Counseling & Psychotherapy, Counseling Psychology

Self-disclosure refers to the verbal disclosure of personally sensitive information by client or counselor, and may involve disclosure about actions, thoughts, or feelings.

The necessity of client self-disclosure in counseling has a long tradition, beginning with Sigmund Freud, who asserted that clients ...

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