Effects of Reflection, Probing and Paradoxical Therapist Responses on Client Self-Acceptance

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Client self-acceptance is a crucial element of mental health and a goal of psychotherapy. It has been demonstrated that client self-disclosure in psychotherapy is instrumental in the promotion of self-acceptance. Reflection, probing, and paradoxical therapist responses frequently are used to elicit self-disclosure. Cognitive dissonance theory was used to provide a theoretical understanding of these techniques and their use in the promotion of self-acceptance. Reflection, probing, and paradoxical responses were conceptualized as providing a client with different perceptions of choice over self-disclosure that may affect the occurrence of self-acceptance. This study compared the effects of the reflection, probing, and paradoxical techniques ... continued below

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Robertson, Elizabeth A. (Elizabeth Anne) August 1982.

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Client self-acceptance is a crucial element of mental health and a goal of psychotherapy. It has been demonstrated that client self-disclosure in psychotherapy is instrumental in the promotion of self-acceptance. Reflection, probing, and paradoxical therapist responses frequently are used to elicit self-disclosure. Cognitive dissonance theory was used to provide a theoretical understanding of these techniques and their use in the promotion of self-acceptance. Reflection, probing, and paradoxical responses were conceptualized as providing a client with different perceptions of choice over self-disclosure that may affect the occurrence of self-acceptance. This study compared the effects of the reflection, probing, and paradoxical techniques on self-acceptance and anxiety following self-disclosure.

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Robertson, Elizabeth A. (Elizabeth Anne). Effects of Reflection, Probing and Paradoxical Therapist Responses on Client Self-Acceptance, dissertation, August 1982; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc332075/: accessed June 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .