The Concept Of Termination : A Phase Of The Intervention Process

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The concept of termination is a term that is used as a phase of the intervention process. In human behavior termination relates to the combination of everything done to this point leading to attachment and separation. Termination is the last step between the client and worker. There are many different reasons for termination. Before termination evaluation information is gathered. Formative evaluation is done to gather ongoing feedback as the group evolves for improving and refining the group to improve outcomes. Summative evaluation’s purpose is to determine whether a group has met its goals and should be continued. Group leaders should also consider methods of evaluating whether the group was implemented and conducted as planned. The process of evaluating a group may involve measuring numerous variables, including measures of: symptom reduction, skill development and behavior change, group process and therapeutic factors, leadership, goal attainment, and client satisfaction. Evaluating group work can contribute to improving both the quality and efficiency of interventions.
Bowen 's family systems theory, while well established in the field of clinical practice, does not incorporate clear directives for the practitioner about the ending stage of intervention. Still, its major concepts for assessment and intervention suggest a range of termination activities that can affirm and summarize a family 's gains. In this article the authors offer a variety of ending strategies for…
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