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(p. 141) Session 11: Maintaining Growth 

(p. 141) Session 11: Maintaining Growth
(p. 141) Session 11: Maintaining Growth

Michael P. Twohig

, Michael E. Levin

, and Clarissa W. Ong

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date: 13 April 2021

This chapter provides an outline for a typical last session of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). The chapter describes how to assess readiness for therapy termination and debrief the course of therapy. In addition, the chapter highlights a few points that may be worth covering in a last session: predicting barriers to behavior change, troubleshooting potential issues, reminding clients to focus on moving toward their values, and formulating strategies to maintain therapeutic gains (e.g., setting reminders, reading relevant books). The chapter also discusses how to say goodbye to clients at the end of their time with the therapist.

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