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Termination Of Treatment

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Addressing the termination of treatment is an important phase of the therapeutic process. Either the counselor or the client may initiate termination, when it becomes reasonably clear that the client has attained stated goals and objectives, is not likely to continue services, is not likely to benefit, or is being harmed by continuing the service (CCPA, 2007; CCPA, 2015; Martin, Shepard & Lehr, 2015). For termination to be handled properly, discussions between the counselor and client should occur in advance and be addressed in a thoughtful and sensitive manner. It is best that clients not feel that they have been abandoned, for the sake of the client as well as the counselor. If continued treatment is needed, the counselor must make an effort
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