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@AllenFrancesMD Allen is right on. Dunno is it the single most important tool of all but it can normalize & strengthen the therapeutic alliance if done well. Traditionally, in the Freudian school there was a big ban of self disclosure even though Freud himself wasn’t exactly practicing what he
@AllenFrancesMD preached. Over the course of the evolution of psychoanalysis (not the same as psychotherapy but a big influence on it), views on self disclosure changed as a new school of thought came about-“2 person psychology” vs the old classical 1 person psychology, leading to current trends
@AllenFrancesMD In which relational psychoanalytic schools of thought aka inter subjective school have become the new paradigm. It is a paradigm that in the extreme promotes self disclosure but certainly calls for it when appropriate, emphasizing that the therapist’s past experience inevitably
@AllenFrancesMD Influence the here-and-now relationship with a patient. So the 2 person psychology holds that counter transference can be a tool to help understand the patient and says something about the therapist often. It promotes interpretations that take into account the subjectivity of
@AllenFrancesMD both patient and therapist. (For an excellent critique of the relational school, see John Mills article in “ J. of #Psychoanalytic #Psychology “)
@AllenFrancesMD @threadreaderapp unroll (#unroll this thread on self disclosure in #psychotherapy . Thank you.
@AllenFrancesMD *Jon or John- not sure
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