Self-disclosure remains a loosely defined term with little or no principles for its use and no discussion of technique. Individual clinicians are left to come to their own conclusions about what works and what doesn’t. Adding to the confusion are case reports that encourage everything from revealing very personal information and even sexual feelings toward patients, while others admonish any disclosure that is not necessitated by enactment or some other pressing situation.
This presentation aims to clarify this situation through examining the history and definitions of self-disclosure, proposing a much-needed theory of its therapeutic action, and giving case examples where it can be used constructively throughout the treatment instead of waiting for an enactment.
- Participants will learn about the history of the term self-disclosure, and the controversies over its use up to the present.
- Participants will understand Maroda ‘s theory of completing the cycle of affective communication as it applies to self-disclosure.
- Participants will learn why waiting for enactment, which almost always requires a self-disclosure, can be ineffective and even harmful.
October 22, 2021
2:00 pm – 5:00 p.m.
$70 Regular Registration
$50 Derner Alum, Adelphi faculty/clinical supervisor, Derner student/Postgraduate candidate, Non-Adelphi psychoanalytic Candidate/student
Karen J. Maroda, Ph.D., ABBP
Karen J. Maroda, Ph.D., ABBP is a psychoanalyst in private practice in Milwaukee, WI and also assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin, She is the author of numerous articles and three previous books, as well as her new book, published recently by Routledge, “The Analyst’s Vulnerability: Impact on theory and practice.” She has been writing about therapist self-disclosure for thirty years.
Marc Rehm, Ph.D.
Marc Rehm, Ph.D. is on the faculty of The Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and is an Adjunct Professor and Supervisor at Adelphi University’s Postgraduate Program in Psychoanalysis. He supervises doctoral candidates in clinical psychology at Adelphi University’s Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology and Yeshiva University’s Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. He consults to The Rosemary Furman Counseling Center at Barnard College and is on the staff of Northern Westchester Hospital. Dr. Rehm maintains a private practice in New York City and in Mt. Kisco, N.Y.
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