Title

Consultant as Confidant

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1-2004

Abstract

This article deals with something that is probably a common experience to every seasoned consultant but is rarely discussed in an academic journal. The authors are unaware of any research studies on the topic: the consultant as confidant. They discuss the role of the consultant as confidant through their personal experience and by bringing to bear consulting and other psychological literature. They also discuss why there is a need for consultants as confidants, the experience of being a confidant, violations of the role, and some guidelines for performing the role of confidant.

DOI

10.1037/1065-9293.56.3.0

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