Video 5.2 Self-Disclosure in Psychotherapy

These resources support you in exploring the Middle Stage; how to maintain the therapeutic alliance; explore a client's issues at depth; and the principals of self-disclosure.

Barry Farber describes appropriate approaches to self-disclosure for a counselling session (12:47)

Discussion questions

  • What different things might you do to help a client share and disclose more about how they are feeling, or what situation they find themselves in?  
  • What might help you make a decision as to which approach to use to help a client disclose more?