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Telling Your Story: How Self-Disclosure Can Enhance Intellectual and Spiritual Wellness | Michelle Moore


Our personal stories and experiences impact our work both consciously and unconsciously every day. Sharing your story with others can be impactful for your own spiritual and intellectual wellness while also greatly impacting the other person’s wellness. We often feel more connected to a story or situation when we derive meaning from the interaction and a message that connects to a greater purpose in life. However, the use of self-disclosure in professional settings should be thoughtful, intentional and purposeful, and the presenter sharing should carefully consider the audience and potential impact of their self-disclosure. Under the right circumstances, sharing your story with others who learn from your experiences can provide immense gratitude in your life and re-ignite a spark in someone else's.

Following this session, participants will be able to:

  1. assess how sharing your own personal story can contribute to intellectual wellness.
  2. identify how self-disclosure increases spiritual wellness for yourself and others.
  3. describe when the use of self-disclosure is not the most appropriate method for engagement.

NOTE: "Registration" for individual sessions is not required. Once onsite, you may attend any sessions on the day(s) for which you are registered.


  • Michelle Moore, PsyD, ABPP, CWP

    Dr. Michelle B. Moore is currently an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) and serves as Section Chief for Psychology. She is Board Certified in Clinical Psychology and a Certified Wellness Practitioner through the National Wellness Institute. Dr. Moore received her master's degree in School Psychology and doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Pace University in New York, NY. She provides psychotherapy for children through adults as well as special education evaluations for charter school students in New Orleans. In addition to her clinical roles, Dr. Moore is active in teaching medical students, psychiatry residents and psychology interns. Dr. Moore recently published “Sustainable Wellness: A Memoir of Loss, Perseverance and Resilience” which serves as the foundation for the sustainable wellness workshops she provides to faculty, staff, and trainees at various institutions.

August 29, 2024
Thu 10:30 AM CDT
In-person Individual session registration NOT required

Duration 1H 15M

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