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(p. 112) Termination 

(p. 112) Termination
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(p. 112) Termination
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John C. Markowitz

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780197554500.003.0009
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date: 05 May 2021

This chapter elaborates on the termination phase of acute IPT, already briefly discussed in Chapter 3 of this book. It describes the need to consolidate and reinforce treatment gains; to ask the patient why he or she is feeling better; and to acknowledge feelings associated with the role transition of ending treatment. Patients who have not improved in brief IPT should be offered alternative effective treatment. The chapter also addresses indications for and utilization of making a new therapeutic contract for continuation and maintenance IPT and the likelihood that extending treatment will be beneficial in the setting of ongoing disaster.

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