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(p. 163) Terminating Therapy and Referrals 

(p. 163) Terminating Therapy and Referrals
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(p. 163) Terminating Therapy and Referrals
Author(s):

Jason Gallant

, Diana Joyce-Beaulieu

, and Brian A. Zaboski

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780197581384.003.0009
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date: 14 June 2021

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an efficacious and efficient intervention; as such, closure encompasses an essential part of intervention planning. Chapter 9 discusses closure: how to graduate clients from CBT, arrange booster sessions, ethically terminate CBT, and, if needed, progress clients to a higher level of care. It describes reasons for why clients may become demotivated for treatment and demystifies insurance coverage and co-pays. For clients with more severe issues, Chapter 9 explains the many referral options available, like in-home family services, outpatient clinics, intensive outpatient services, partial hospitalization, acute inpatient hospitalization, and residential treatment facilities. The chapter concludes with a discussion of psychopharmacology and incorporates a multidisciplinary, consultative approach throughout.

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