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TAP Talk - November 18, 2021 at 7pm Central Time Title Understanding Therapist Self-Disclosure: The Basics and Best Practices
Thursday, November 18, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
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TAP Talk

November 18, 2021 at 7pm Central Time

Understanding Therapist Self-Disclosure: The Basics and Best Practices

Presenter Information
Ashley E. Wadsworth, MS, NCC, LCMHC (Doctoral Candidate, Capella University)
Dr. Daniel Williamson & Dr. Jennifer Nivin Williamson

Program Summary
Therapist self-disclosure (TSD) is utilized as a therapeutic intervention by more than
90% of therapists. Despite the largely positive effects of TSD in the therapeutic
environment, TSD as a therapeutic intervention is still a largely controversial debate in
the profession. This presentation seeks to provide foundational knowledge of TSD while
describing how the use of TSD can be beneficial and where it can be harmful.
Participants will also learn the best practice recommendations for utilizing TSD as a
therapeutic intervention based on a synthesis of the literature. Lastly, case scenarios
will be presented to simulate practical applications of TSD to help solidify the concepts
learned in the presentation.

Learning Objectives
1. Review and become familiar with the basic components of TSD, including (a) the
types of TSD, (b) the purpose of TSD, (c) the content of TSD, (d) mitigating
unavoidable TSD, (e) the ethics of TSD, and (f) evaluating outcomes of TSD
2. Explore the utilization of TSD with culturally diverse clients.
3. Examine best practice recommendations associated with the use of TSD as a
therapeutic intervention.
4. Review practical applications of TSD through case demonstrations.

Presenter Bio
Ashley E. Wadsworth is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina
and is board certified as a National Certified Counselor. She is currently a doctoral
candidate at Capella University in the Counselor Education and Supervision program.
Having received the President’s Volunteer Service Award in 2017, she is committed to
promoting advocacy for the counseling profession. Furthermore, as a military spouse to
an active-duty service member, she is passionate about addressing the continuing
shortfall in mental health resources for veterans and their families.

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Topic: TAP Talk
Time: Nov 18, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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