Therapeutic self-disclosure in integrative psychotherapy: When is this a clinical error? Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract Ascending to prominence in virtually all forms of psychotherapy, therapist self- disclosure (TSD) has recently been identified as a primarily integrative intervention (Ziv- Beiman, 2013). In the present article, we discuss various instances in which using TSD in integrative psychotherapy might constitute a clinical error. First, we briefly review extant theory and empirical research on TSD, followed by our preferred version of integrative psychotherapy (ie, a version of Wachtel's Cyclical Psychodynamics [Wachtel, 1977, 1997 …

publication date

  • January 1, 2016