What is the theory behind this Therapy Termination Worksheet?
Termination is the process of gently ending the therapeutic process when the desired treatment outcomes have been achieved. This is just as integral to the success of any therapy as is the beginning. The termination phase can be short or span a little longer than a few sessions depending on the nature of therapy and the clients needs and condition.
How will the worksheet help?
This worksheet provides a brief checklist that can help therapists or counsellors plan the termination phase. It can help them review what needs to be done so that they can organise the termination sessions and prepare their client accordingly.
How to use the worksheet?
Go through the items on the checklist to ensure you have planned well for the termination phase ahead. In the blank spaces you can add tasks that are specific to the nature of your therapy and your clients therapeutic needs.
Therapy Termination Worksheet
Go through the checklist to organize the termination phase. Use the blank spaces to write your own tasks.
Client Name: _____________________ Total hours of therapy sessions: ___________
Beginning date: ___________________ Potential end date: ___________________
Davis, D. D. (2008). Terminating therapy: A professional guide to ending on a positive note. John Wiley & Sons.
You can download this worksheet here.