Discussion Board

 Termination is a unique experience for everyone and a regular part of the helping relationship. Read the below article Termination: Ending the Therapeutic Relationship-Avoiding Abandonment and answer the below questions:Termination: Ending the Therapeutic Relationship-Avoiding AbandonmentBy Elizabeth M. Felton, JD, LICSW, Associate Counsel and Carolyn I. Polowy, JD, General Counsel © March 2015. National Association ofTermination: Ending the Therapeutic Relationship-Avoiding AbandonmentNASWCANEWS.ORGEthical Standards for HS ProfessionalsTraditional Track Interns:

  • Discuss how you have handled “goodbyes” in the past? How does this relate to your actions with internship? Have you prepared your clients and the internship site for your departure? Discuss concerns related to terminating with clients and why it may be important to provide time for your clients to say goodbye on their terms.
  • The article discusses the code of ethics for termination of services and avoiding abandonment.  Review and apply our ethical standards and discuss how they overlap.