The Effects of Counselor Self-Disclosure

  title={The Effects of Counselor Self-Disclosure},
  author={C. Edward Watkins},
  journal={The Counseling Psychologist},
  pages={477 - 500}
  • C. E. Watkins
  • Published 1 July 1990
  • Psychology
  • The Counseling Psychologist
Self-disclosure has long been a topic of interest in the counseling and psychotherapy literature. In an effort to provide a more contemporary perspective on the role of self-disclosure in counseling, this article reviews research on the effects of counselor self-disclosure. Studies appearing since the early 1970s up to the present time are examined Once all studies are summarized, observations, evaluations, and recommendations about the counselor self-disclosure literature are made. A number of… Expand
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