Sunday, March 6, 2016

Self-disclosure directive

One of the art therapists suggested this topic, so in supervision, I had everyone make a collage of info or topics they felt comfortable sharing or talking about with patients, and those they were not comfortable with. One therapist said she talked about her dogs in the pet therapy group while another therapist said she never talks about her pets with the patients. We discussed times we revealed too much, we overheard other staff disclosing too much, and what to do if you felt your co-facilitator was sharing personal information during a group. We also talked about how to deal with patients who ask personal questions, as sex offenders commonly do. Everyone has his or her personal boundaries, and the therapists were asked to think about theirs, and when sharing personal information to think how or if it is therapeutic and beneficial for the patients to know.