An Invitation to Mental Health Professionals
Together with The New Jersey Society for Clinical Social Work,
The Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies, Inc.
An Invitation to Mental Health Professionals
A Thought Provoking Series
∙Open Discussions
∙Approachable, non-judgmental, interactive

Conversation Self-Disclosure in Therapy
Traditionally, therapists have learned to remain neutral and nonreactive so as not to interfere with the client’s free association and access to fantasies or the development of a transference reaction. However, times and theories have changed, and the issue of therapist self-disclosure has become a topic of consideration and debate. We, as curious clinicians, may ask ourselves if it is even possible to keep from self-disclosing. This Conversation will explore this issue and how our divulging personal information and induced countertransference might impact treatment.

Course Objectives:
Participants in this course will learn the following skills:
  • Participants will recognize potentially enriching and problematic aspects of self-disclosure under different circumstances
  • Participants will identify characteristics and consequences of unintentional self-disclosure
  • Participants will examine the analysis of client fantasies regarding the therapist’s intentional and unintentional self-disclosures.

Presenter: Thomas Grace, PsyD, PsyA
Place: Five Star Premier Residence
655 Pomander Walk
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Date : Sunday, March 18, 2018
Time:  11:00am – 1:00pm
Fee: $25 for Non-Members of IPS
RSVP : Please register on our website.

Light refreshments will be served.

This course, provided by  The Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies, Inc. is approved for 2 continuing education hours by the New Jersey Society for Clinical Social Work.

The Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies, Inc. is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC – approved clock hours for events (or programs) that meet NBCC requirements. Sessions (or programs) for which NBCC – approved clock hours will be awarded are identified in the program bulletin (or in the catalog or Web site). The ACEP is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.