Terminating Therapy : A Professional Guide to Ending on a Positive Note

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-03-28
  • Publisher: Wiley

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The first book of its kind to provide an in-depth approach to termination of therapy, Terminating Therapy guides you through the practical, ethical, legal, and emotional challenges of how and when to end therapy. Written for a wide range of practitioners at every level of experience, this book provides straightforward advice on ending therapy on a positive note.

Author Biography

Denise D. Davis is Assistant Director of Clinical Training for the doctoral pro-gram in Clinical Psychology at Vanderbilt University. She has nearly twenty-five years of experience as a private practitioner, clinical educator, and consultant.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Termination Strategy: A Pragmatic Approach in Contemporary Practicep. 1
The Importance of Terminationp. 1
Pragmatic Strategy for Terminationp. 18
Summary Points for Applied Practicep. 23
Professional Skills and Terminationp. 25
Building A Base of Collaborationp. 25
Applying Reasonable Professional Standardsp. 36
Summary Points for Applied Practicep. 46
Positive Closure from the Start: Groundwork for Terminationp. 47
Optimize the Matchp. 47
Set Policy and Shape Expectations for Terminationp. 52
Formulate a Termination Planp. 60
Summary Points for Applied Practicep. 76
Talking about Termination: A Closer Look at Communicationsp. 77
Orientation to the Topic of Terminationp. 77
Making the Decision to Terminatep. 86
Creating a Recordp. 104
Summary Points for Applied Practicep. 106
Achieving Closure: Assuring Professional Actionp. 109
Directing the Termination Processp. 109
Managing Risksp. 123
Summary Points for Applied Practicep. 133
Adapting Termination to Client Needs: A Consumer-Oriented Perspectivep. 135
Sociocultural Contextp. 135
Clinical Needsp. 138
Developmental and Health-Related Needsp. 163
Practical Concernsp. 168
Summary Points for Applied Practicep. 171
Provider Challengesp. 173
Termination Dissonancep. 173
Sudden or Crisis Terminationsp. 180
Self-Management Challengesp. 189
Summary Points for Applied Practicep. 198
Termination with Couples, Families, and Groupsp. 201
Attending to Multiple Interestsp. 201
Termination and Group Therapyp. 212
Summary Points for Applied Practicep. 216
Supervisory Terminationp. 219
The Supervisory Relationshipp. 219
Problems in Supervisory Terminationp. 233
Summary Points for Applied Practicep. 244
A Consumer's Guide to Ending Psychotherapyp. 247
Understanding How to End on a Positive Notep. 248
Referencesp. 265
Subject Indexp. 275
Author Indexp. 287
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