Transparency and self-disclosure in family therapy: dangers and possibilities.

  title={Transparency and self-disclosure in family therapy: dangers and possibilities.},
  author={Janine Roberts},
  journal={Family process},
  volume={44 1},
Therapy is a paid intimate relationship that thrusts clients and therapists into navigating personal and professional boundaries. When, where, why, and how is it appropriate and ethical for family therapists to be transparent, and when is it damaging? Theorists take varied stances from Haley's position of tight boundaries around therapist disclosure--whether in treatment or training--to the narrative viewpoint that therapists should be transparent about models of therapy, personal values, and… CONTINUE READING
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