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Arianna Galligher, LISW-S earned her Master’s degree in social work in 2005 at the Ohio State University. Presently, she works full time at OSU Wexner Medical Center coordinating and facilitating a mental health intensive outpatient program for adults at Harding Hospital. She also owns and operates a small outpatient private practice in Bexley, Ohio where she specializes in treating mood disorders, PTSD, and gender dysphoria in adolescents and adults. Years spent working with people living with HIV/AIDS, women, youth, and the LGBTQ community have served to reinforce the importance of humor, compassion, empowerment, honesty, diversity, individual expression, and community building in her work. She also routinely facilitates workshops exploring the topics of anxiety management, co-dependency, empowerment, self-care, confronting fear, navigating the change process, and self-acceptance.
Presentation: Navigating Disclosure
Time: Breakout Session 2
This workshop will focus on navigating the complicated decision to (or not to) disclose sensitive personal information to others. The discussion will center around setting oneself up for success when/if they choose to disclose. It will also assist participants to clarify their goals in disclosure (or non-disclosure), and to think through how they would want to present this information to others.
1. Identify and explore pros and cons of disclosure. Discuss incentives and barriers to disclosure in different settings/relationships.
2. Explore and discuss who, what, where, when, and how to disclose.
3. Practice scripting a disclosure statement for different types of settings/relationships.