The use of professional disclosure in rehabilitation counseling

Linda R. Shaw, Vilia M. Tarvydas

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The importance of adequate professional disclosure has recently received increased attention in the counseling and psychology literature. Despite this trend, the rehabilitation counseling professional literature contains little information about the prevalence and manner in which this practice is used within rehabilitation counseling. This article reviews the relevant literature and discusses its implications for rehabilitation counselors. The authors discuss the use and content of disclosure forms and practices, including the degree to which mental health professionals actually use such forms and reasons for nonuse. Clinical and research needs regarding professional disclosure within rehabilitation counseling are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)40-47
Number of pages8
JournalRehabilitation Counseling Bulletin
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Applied Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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