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Secrets and lies in psychotherapy [electronic resource] / by Barry A. Farber, Matt Blanchard, and Melanie Love.

Author/Creator:
Farber, Barry A. (Barry Alan), 1947- author.
Publication:
Washington D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2019.
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1 online resource (x, 292 pages)
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APA PsycBOOKS.
Subjects:
Deception.
Psychotherapist and patient.
Medical subjects:
Deception.
Physician-Patient Relations.
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Summary:
"Honest disclosure is central to the work of all psychotherapy. But, clients are not always honest with their therapists. They keep secrets, avoid or minimize discussion of personally salient topics, and sometimes tell outright lies. The authors consider this book as a logical sequel to the senior author's (2006) book, Self-Disclosure in Psychotherapy, which drew on both clinical and research perspectives, focusing on the topics that patients tended to discuss in therapy and those they tended to avoid. The book comprises of twelve chapters. It examines the nature of lies and concealment in everyday life and in therapy, with a focus on the process by which patients keep secrets and lie to their therapists. The book provides a review of the clinical and empirical literature that tries to answer questions such as Why do clients lie? What are the ways in which client deception can be categorized? What topics tend to be concealed, minimized, or lied about? It presents the results of two comprehensive studies involving more than 1,345 psychotherapy clients. Based on the results, the book explores the common lies told by therapy clients about a wide range of issues including sex, substance abuse, suicidal ideation, trauma, feelings about the therapist and the progress of therapy. It also examines the lies therapists tell to their patients. The book discusses the factors underlying the likelihood, process, and consequences of client disclosure and concealment. The primary audience for this book includes practitioners, academics, and students in the mental health fields"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved).
Contents:
Introduction
Telling lies and keeping secrets in psychotherapy
The nature, prevalence, and functions of lying and secret-keeping : why do we do these things?
Clinical and empirical perspectives on secrets and lies in psychotherapy
Factors underlying the likelihood, process, and consequences of disclosure and concealment : "It's complicated"
Therapist deception
The Columbia project on lying in psychotherapy : what did 1,345 psychotherapy clients tell us?
Common clinical lies: suicidal thoughts, self-harm, and emotional distress
Common clinical lies: all things sexual
Common clinical lies: substance use and abuse
Common clinical lies: trauma
Common clinical lies: clinical progress and feelings about one's therapist
Secrets and lies in psychotherapy : summary and clinical implications.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Electronic reproduction. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2019.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
Blanchard, Matt, author.
Love, Melanie, author.
Other format:
Online version: Secrets and lies in psychotherapy
ISBN:
9781433830525 (print ed.)
1433830523 (print ed.)
9781433829482 (electronic bk.)
1433829487 (electronic bk.)
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Restricted for use by site license.