Self-disclosure: Reconciling psychoanalytic psychotherapy and alcoholics anonymous philosophy

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Abstract

Therapists working in the addictions field and practicing from a psychoanalytic psychodynamic framework are often confronted with the patient's need to know, the demand for therapist self-disclosure. Consistent with Alcoholics Anonymous (AA ) principles, many patients state that they cannot be helped unless the therapist is revealing of their personal background. This paper discusses the theoretical roots of therapist self- disclosure and the AA philosophy and offers suggestions for how the two might be reconciled.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)493-498
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Substance Abuse Treatment
Volume15
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1998
Externally publishedYes

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  • AA
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  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychotherapy
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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Self-disclosure : Reconciling psychoanalytic psychotherapy and alcoholics anonymous philosophy. / Mallow, Alissa.

In: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, Vol. 15, No. 6, 11.1998, p. 493-498.

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