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(p. 397) Ending Therapy 

(p. 397) Ending Therapy
(p. 397) Ending Therapy

Esther Deblinger

, Anthony P. Mannarino

, Judith A. Cohen

, Melissa K. Runyon

, and Anne H. Heflin

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date: 21 October 2020

This chapter outlines important factors to assess and consider when preparing parents and children for the end of therapy. Guidelines are highlighted for ensuring that clients are gradually prepared for ending therapy and for maintaining therapy progress and skills improvements after therapy ends. There are many important points discussed having to do with the sorts of signs to look for when determining when therapy should be coming to an end. The importance of reviewing treatment progress and accomplishments and conducting a posttreatment assessment is discussed. The planning and conducting of an end-of-therapy celebration for the child and parent is highlighted and discussed in detail.

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