Criteria for Therapist Self-Disclosure

  • Judith C. Simon


The psychotherapeutic relationship is unique to interpersonal relationships. The role definition includes agreement that one person, the patient, will openly discuss his or her personal life, while the therapist will function in a manner that will further the patient’s psychotherapeutic gains. The hours spent together generate a special closeness and intensity, discussing primarily the patient’s emotional life.


Therapeutic Alliance Theoretical Orientation Therapist Satisfaction Neutral Stance Therapy Relationship 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Judith C. Simon
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  1. 1.Los AltosUSA

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