Sunday, February 25th, 2024 1:00 PM EST -4:00 PM EST Tonya Logan, LCSW-C, LICSW, Founder and CEO, Kayla’s Village
Self-Disclosure: An Ethical Approach to “Knowing What to say, When to Say it, and How to Say it”
Sunday, February 25th, 2024
1:00 PM-4:00 PM EST
3 CE Credits - Ethics
The use of self-disclosure in therapeutic relationships is a nuanced aspect of clinical practice that can significantly impact the connection between clinicians and clients. While certain personal details about therapists are inherently evident, the decision of when and how much to disclose remains a complex challenge for many practitioners. When clients inquire about the personal lives of their therapists, it often poses a dilemma regarding the appropriate response, with potential implications for the perceived professionalism of the clinician.
This interactive training, facilitated by Tonya Logan, Founder and CEO of Kayla’s Village, aims to address this challenge by using her own personal narrative as a case study. By sharing her experiences, Logan intends to provide a practical framework for clinicians to navigate the delicate balance of self-disclosure in their therapeutic interactions. The training encourages participants to approach client inquiries as opportunities for connection and growth, framing challenges within a positive and strength-based context.
Participants will be guided to develop a deeper understanding of how seemingly threatening questions from clients can be reframed to avoid prejudicial responses. The workshop emphasizes viewing these moments as chances to model effective communication and disclosure. By doing so, clinicians can contribute to the personal and professional growth of their clients, fostering an environment that encourages openness and understanding. Ultimately, this training seeks to empower clinicians with the skills to explain challenging information in a constructive manner, promoting a forward-moving, growth-oriented therapeutic relationship.
(Trainer, Tonya Logan, LCSW-C, LICSW, Founder and CEO, Kayla’s Village)
- Analyze whether sharing information from their past or present, personally or professionally, is clinically appropriate, including critical analysis of various theoretical models and ethical considerations in self-disclosure decisions.
- Assess and incorporate the clinical use of challenging information in order to increase rapport with clients while strengthening the therapeutic relationship, including the examination of complex case studies and research on the impact of self-disclosure in therapeutic relationships.
- Demonstrate to clients how to use one’s challenges to move forward rather than hamper growth, including the development of advanced communication skills and strategies to model growth-oriented responses to challenges in therapy
20 minutes Classifying Information and Threats
15 minutes Historical Perspective
10 minutes Johari Window
30 minutes Perception vs. Prejudice
Examples of reframing negativity into positivity
Discussion of prejudice as related to diagnoses
Highlighting perceptions and prejudice in family clutter example
30 minutes Reframing
We must focus to see strengths
45 minutes Types of Disclosure
Sharing a secret
Disclosure at work
30 minutes Scenarios
Client Googled therapist
Certificates Provider -This Webinar Offers 3 Live Interactive Continuing Education Credits
- This program is co-sponsored by NEFESH International and Therapist Express. NEFESH International is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NEFESH International maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This presentation is open to:
- Behavior Analysts
- Social Workers
- Professional Counselors
- Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
- Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
This online class is offered at an intermediate level ,and is beneficial for an intermediate level clinician:
- New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
- Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
- Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
- Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives
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- There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.