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The reluctance to self-disclose: reflexive or reasoned?
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PMID:  23038902     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Despite a growing body of clinical literature advocating the thoughtful and judicious use of self-disclosure in psychoanalysis, there remains a reflexive reluctance to intervene in this way by many analysts of various theoretical persuasions. Why is this the case? Four motives for this reflexive reluctance to self-disclose are discussed: (1) theoretical reasons; (2) psychoanalytic authoritarianism; (3) fears of influencing the patient through suggestion; and (4) the analyst's personality characteristics. Examining the reasons for this state of affairs should help to reduce the rigidity or orthodoxy with which clinical psychoanalysis is practiced.
Alan Sugarman
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Psychoanalytic quarterly     Volume:  81     ISSN:  0033-2828     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychoanal Q     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
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Created Date:  2012-10-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0226661     Medline TA:  Psychoanal Q     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  627-55     Citation Subset:  IM    
San Diego Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, San Diego, CA, USA.
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