This study investigated whether maintaining confidentiality influenced members’ self- disclosure and perceptions of benefitting from group experience in the context of an instructor- led experiential graduate-level training group. Participants were 31 counselors-in-training in a 60-credit master’s degree program in mental health counseling enrolled in an experiential group dynamics class. The findings indicate that maintaining confidentiality is positively associated with increased self-disclosure among group members as well as perceived benefit from the group. The implications of these findings for educators as well as practicing counselors and researchers are discussed.
Doshi, Poonam V.; Robak, Rostyslaw W.; Grffin, Paul W.; and Ward, Alfred W.
"Confidentiality in Counselor Experiential Training Groups: An Exploratory Study,"
Journal of Counseling Research and Practice: Vol. 5:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://egrove.olemiss.edu/jcrp/vol5/iss1/3