3 Hours, 0 Minutes    
Sunday, June 25th, 2023   1:00 PM America/New_York
   Tonya Logan, LCSW-C, LICSW, Founder and CEO, Kayla’s Village
3 CEs
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Self-Disclosure: An Ethical Approach to “Knowing What to say, When to Say it, and How to Say it”

Live Webinar

Sunday,   June   25th, 2023

1:00PM - 4:00PM  EST

3 CE Credits - Ethics

Self-Disclosure can be a highly effective tool in connecting with others. In therapeutic situations, a certain amount of disclosure always occurs. Clients can discern (or guess at) our socio-economic status, gender, clothing preferences, and marital status, to name a few things, just by looking at us. But when is it appropriate to reveal our personal story when talking with clients? When they ask us about our own lives, should we answer the questions? What if the questions seem like they are a challenge to our “professional expertise”.

This session will be interactive – with some surprises! In this training, Tonya Logan, Founder and CEO of Kayla’s village, will discuss her own story and her approach to disclosure in working with clients. Participants will be encouraged to view challenges by clients in a positive and strength-based framework. Clinicians will gain a deeper ability to view clients seemingly threatening questions in a less prejudicial manner.  

Whether we are faced with sharing information from our past or present, personally or professionally, we are often unsure of how that information will be perceived.  Learn to use “less than positive” information to help build relationships and show clients that we can use our challenges to move forward rather than hamper growth

(Trainer, Tonya Logan,  LCSW-C, LICSW, Founder and CEO, Kayla’s Village)



Tonya has over 30 years of professional clinical experience working with those managing conflict and trauma. Licensed in D.C. and Maryland, she has spent the bulk of her career working with biological parents and foster parents by securing permanency whether via reunification, adoption, or independent living. Tonya provides clinical supervision, therapy, and is the supervisory social worker in a non-public school for students diagnosed with emotional disturbance and/or autism.


20 minutes          Classifying Information and Threats

                                                Low disclosure

                                                Middle disclosure

                                                High disclosure

15 minutes          Historical Perspective

                                                Freud’s Approach

                                                Humanist Movement

                                                Feminist Movement

                                                12-Step Programs

                                                Reality TV

10 minutes          Johari Window

                                                Open Area

                                                Hidden Area

                                                Blind Area

                                                Unknown Area

30 minutes          Perception vs. Prejudice

                                                Examples of reframing negativity into positivity

                                                Discussion of prejudice as related to diagnoses

                                                Highlighting perceptions and prejudice in family clutter example

30 minutes          Reframing

                                                We must focus to see strengths

45 minutes          Types of Disclosure

                                                Deliberate Disclosing

                                                Sharing a secret

                                                Unavoidable disclosures

                                                Therapeutic disclosure

                                                Medical disclosure

                                                Social disclosure

                                                Accidental disclosure

                                                Disclosure at work

30 minutes          Scenarios



                                                Client Googled therapist

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to analyze whether sharing information from their past or present, personally or professionally, is clinically appropriate
  • Participants will be able to demonstrate to clients how we may use our challenges to move forward rather than hamper growth
  • Participants will learn to assess and incorporate the clinical use of challenging information in order to increase rapport with clients while strengthening the therapeutic relationship.
This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
This online class is offered at an intermediate level ,and is beneficial for an intermediate level clinician:
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

Course Length: 3 Hours

This Webinar Offers 3 Live Interactive Continuing Education Credits

    • This program is co-sponsored by NEFESH International and Therapy Express. NEFESH International is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NEFESH International maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
    • NEFESH International, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0116.
    • CE You! is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. CE You! maintains responsibility for this program..
    • NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0046
    • NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Mental Health Counselor #MHC-0082
    • NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0048.

Official information:

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Disability Access: If you require ADA accommodations, please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.
Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often, and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.
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Satisfactory Completion: Participants must have paid the tuition fee, logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate (If this is a pre-recorded program, a post-test with a passing grade of 80% to receive a certificate.) Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates are available after satisfactory course completion by clicking here
Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.
There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.
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