Disclosing Secrets: instructions for Therapists using the services of Sex Addicts and Co-addicts

Disclosing Secrets: instructions for Therapists using the services of Sex Addicts and Co-addicts

ABSTRACT

Therapists who treat customers with addicting or compulsive intimate habits in many cases are confronted with the problem of whether an individual should disclose to others secrets in regards to the behaviors that are sexual. Then when, what and how to disclose are issues clients must face if a disclosure is determined. This article covers problems associated with the specialist transference that is including counter-transference, disclosure of therapist’s individual history while the therapist’s values regarding maintaining secrets in one person in a few.