March 21, 2024

Cont. Ed: Best Practices for Ending Therapeutic Relationships

Learn appropriate ways to plan for endings with consumers.

Cont. Ed: Best Practices for Ending Therapeutic Relationships

Cont. Ed: Best Practices for EndingTherapeutic Relationships 
 Sheri Meland, MSW, SAC-IT
 Thursday, March 21, 2024
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Venue:  25 Kessel Court, Lower-Level Training Rooms, Madison, WI.
2.0 CE Hours
(NBCC/ACEP Approved #6760)
20 seats available to attend this in-person event
Cost: $60
Registration: For more information and to register, click HERE!

Training Description:
This training is a summation of a literature review around best practices for ending therapeutic relationships with consumers. It includes the presentation of a model for wrap-up activities that synthesizes the most important pieces of termination as described in several theoretical perspectives (reflective theory, family theory, CBT, solution focused and narrative theory). In this training, we will discuss appropriate ways to plan for endings with consumers including timing (both with regards to bringing up the topic of ending and how long to spend on the process), goals for wrap-up following the review-resolve-prepare model, potential emotional reactions to ending by both consumers and clinicians, individual characteristics that may impact the process and reactions to ending, celebration ideas for last sessions, and some ethical questions that might come up during and after the ending process.

Learning Objectives: 

After attending this training, clinicians will be able to:

1.     Broach the topic of ending comfortably with consumers

2.     Feel confident in their planning for ending with consumers

3.     Have a useful model to follow and questions to consider as they plan for endings

4.     Be able to anticipate how consumers may respond to ending

5.     Feel comfortable anticipating their own reactions to ending

6.     Have ideas for ways to celebrate the ending process


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