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Title: Self-disclosure in counselling psychology practice : a qualitative study using abbreviated grounded theory techniques
Author: Müller, Kristin
ISNI:       0000 0004 7970 5424
Awarding Body: London Metropolitan University
Current Institution: London Metropolitan University
Date of Award: 2019
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This study explores counselling psychologists' understanding of self-disclosure within the therapeutic context. The investigation seeks to explore what factors are involved in influencing counselling psychologists' decisions to disclose and how disclosures and non-disclosures are managed. Salient literature in the field of therapist disclosure highlighted the need for continuing qualitative investigation into counselling psychologists' views and an overarching perspective to the complex decision-making process of using self-disclosures in therapy. Four counselling psychologists were interviewed, using a semi-structured interview schedule. The transcribed interview data were analysed utilising abbreviated grounded theory techniques. A model was developed, that incorporates counselling psychologists' considerations, when deciding whether to disclose and factors that influence this complex process. The findings can be incorporated into counselling psychology practice as well as training programs, for practitioners to reflect on their individual disclosure process. The findings were then discussed in relation to the existing literature with considerations for further research and the limits of the study.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Prof.Couns.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: 360 Social problems & services; associations ; 610 Medicine & health