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ERIC Number: ED169400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Perceptions of Therapist Self-Disclosure: An Analogue Study.
Nilsson, David E.; And Others
Self-disclosure to a therapist was investigated with 120 female subjects who viewed a video-taped vignette of a simulated psychotherapy session. Therapist self-disclosure was manipulated so that subjects saw a therapist exhibiting no disclosure, interpersonal disclosure, or intrapersonal disclosure. Subjects rated these therapists on a variety of professional dimensions (e.g., competency) and personal dimensions (e.g., likeability). Results revealed that disclosing therapists are liked significantly better than therapists who do not self-disclose, but there was no evidence here, as there has been in previous research, that disclosing therapists are viewed as less competent or less mentally healthy. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A