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ERIC Number: ED170649
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Impact of Therapist Self-Disclosure.
O'Hare, Christopher
The effects of first-session interviewer self-disclosures that differed in three levels of intimacy--low, medium and high--and three kinds of temporal focus--historical (past tense and external to the interview process), current (present tense and external to the interview process), and existential in which the interviewer disclosed immediate personal experiences of the subject to the subject--were investigated by a therapy analogue study. A trend analysis indicated that: (1) medium intimacy interviewer disclosures tended to be most facilitative of percentage of emitted subject disclosures and level of subject problem expression; (2) the three temporal focuses showed no significant main effect; and (3) existential disclosures tended to be most facilitative. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August, 1978)