Often times in therapy, clients have secrets that they may never have told anyone. I was just reading an interesting blog on Psychology Today by Anita E. Kelly, a Psychology Professor at the University of Notre Dame and the author of The Psychology of Secrets. She gives four tips for determining when to tell a secret:
1. Determine if the information is private or secret.
2. Figure out whether you’d be telling a good confidant.
3. Think about whether he or she is likely to discover the secret.
4. Determine whether your secret is troubling you.
To read her blog, go to http://psychologytoday.com/node/47368.
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