Date of Paper
Type of Paper
Clinical research paper
Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)
This mixed methods study asks clinical social workers about their experience with therapist self-disclosure. Clinical social workers (n=86) completed an online survey asking them about their understanding and use of self-disclosure, their comfort and competence in using self-disclosure, their experience and education regarding self-disclosure, and how education, licensure, training, and supervision might be strengthened or expanded to address the use of self-disclosure in clinical practice. Findings suggested that clinical social workers are comfortable and confident in their use of therapist self-disclosure. The majority of respondents believed education, training, and supervision could be strengthened or expanded to better address the use of therapist self-disclosure in clinical practice. Implications for social work practice and suggestions for future research are discussed.
Grahek, Ashley J., "How Does Education and Experience Impact Therapist Self-Disclosure Among Clinical Social Workers?" (2014). Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers. 319.