Webinar 12 – Self-Check: Self-Disclosure

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Webinar 12: Self-Disclosure for Peer Supporters and other Disciplines

Learning Objectives:

Those who attend the workshop will be able to…

    • Define self-disclosure and the difference between intentional and unintentional disclosure
    • Describe reasons the mutual-help and peer-provider movements have grown so much in the past two decades.
    • Compare and contrast the concept of “helping” under the professional and the self-help paradigms
    • Identify three types of disclosures
    • Provide reasons to self-disclose and reasons not to self-disclose.

1)  Which of the following would be considered an intentional, planned disclosure of personal information?

    • Articles, presentations, or work-related writings you have done on the internet
    • Seeking common ground during a conversation
    • Certificate or professional credential on the wall
    • A mutual friend sharing your current marital status

2)   Which of the following might be seen as the reason(s) for the initial growth of the mutual help and peer provider movements?

    • The role of science in helping to identify new treatments which could help people
    • The experience of people receiving professional help that they were less than people and just a collection of problems or symptoms
    • Fear that professionals might not have enough education and training
    • All of the above

3)  Helping professions include all EXCEPT:

    • Professional disciplines, such as psychiatry, psychology, social work
    • Medical disciplines, such as primary care, nursing, medical specialists
    • Certified peer specialists
    • Administration, human resources, and payroll in hospitals and health care organizations

4)      Three types of self-disclosure discussed during the webinar include content, process, and:

    • Confession
    • Attitude
    • Admission
    • Written deposition

5)      Of the following, which would NOT be a valid reason to self-disclose?

    • Dispel fears  or assumptions about your role
    • Build common understanding and rapport
    • To let others know how how much worse you had it than they do
    • Empower the person to also self-disclose

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