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Applications of Self-Disclosure for Clinicians and Educators

Improving Socialization Among Children & Adolescents through Referent Power
Feb 8, 2023 - 4:30 PM to 7:45 PM
Maurene Goodman, Psy. D
Age Range
Preschool, Elementary, Middle School, High School
CEUs/CPDs for
Teachers, Speech Pathologists, LMHCs, Psychologist – Licensed, Psychologists – School, School Leaders, Social Workers

Course Description

Whether it be in a therapy room, classroom, or consultation setting, most of us have been in situations where we feel like we’re struggling to maintain control. Referent power is a type of power that stems from our ability to inspire and influence others, and its’ authority comes from the extent to which people admire, respect, and see us as a leader. The application of self-disclosure is not frequently discussed but is shown through research to be a highly effective strategy to develop this influential power. Self-disclosure can also be utilized to create positive classroom climates and foster friendships among students who may be experiencing socialization difficulties.

This session will review the benefits of the use of self-disclosure for educators, including teachers and clinicians. Relevant research will be reviewed and discussed. Participants will learn how to use self-disclosure to improve classroom management and climate, therapeutic practices, team and group cohesiveness, and socialization among children and adolescents.

Registration Options
  • Feb 8, 2023 - 4:30 PM to 7:45 PM

    General Registration65.00
    Family of Kidz Employee Registration50.00