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Title: Client non-disclosure in treatment for eating disorders and its relationship with current symptoms : the roles of shame, the therapeutic alliance, and therapist self-disclosure
Author: Spokes, Naomi
ISNI:       0000 0004 2742 3046
Awarding Body: University of Surrey
Current Institution: University of Surrey
Date of Award: 2012
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The use of therapist self-disclosure as a treatment intervention has evoked substantial controversy since interest in the phenomenon first emerged. In recent years, as the debate surrounding its therapeutic value has intensified, there has been a shift in attitude away from the traditional psychoanalytic resistance regarding the implementation of this technique (Farber et al., 2004). Research designs have developed to accommodate problems concerning the limited generalisability of findings associated with earlier studies, facilitating the emergence of a more substantial, methodologically sound research base. The current review acknowledges this development and was conducted as a means of summarising extant attitudes towards the implications of therapist self-disclosure for client outcomes and the therapy process. Factors potentially mediating the relationship between therapist selfdisclosure and client outcomes are sought, and implications for the Clinical Psychology profession considered.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Psych.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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