Mental Health Practicum ?Client Termination SummaryAlthough termination is an inevitable part of the therapeutic process, it is often difficult for clients. However, by discussing termination throughout therapy, you can better prepare your clients for life without you. Once a client has achieved his or her therapeutic goals, termination sessions should be held and documented in a client termination summary.For this Assignment, you have the opportunity to practice writing a termination summary for a client with whom you have worked during your practicum experience.Learning ObjectivesStudents will:ú Develop client termination summariesTo prepare:ú For guidance on writing a client termination summary, review pages 693?712 ofWheeler (2014) in this week?s Learning Resources.ú Identify a client who may be ready to terminate therapy.The Assignmentú Identifying information of client (e.g., hypothetical name and age)ú Date the client initially contacted therapist, date therapy began, duration oftherapy, and date therapy will endú Total number of sessions, including number of missed sessionsú Whether termination was planned or unplannedú Presenting problemú Major psychosocial issuesú Types of services rendered (e.g., individual, couple/family therapy, group therapy)ú Overview of treatment processú Goal status (goals met, partially met, unmet)ú Treatment limitations (if any)ú Remaining difficulties and/or concernsú Recommendationsú Follow-up plan (if indicated)ú Instructions for future contactú SignaturesWith the client you selected in mind, address in a client termination summary (without violating HIPAA regulations) the following:Learning ResourcesRequired ReadingsWheeler, K. (Ed.). (2014). Psychotherapy for the advanced practice psychiatric nurse: A how-to guide for evidence-based practice. New York, NY: Springer.Chapter 17, ?Psychotherapy with Children? (pp. 597?624)Chapter ÿÿÿÿÿ20, ?Termination and Outcome Evaluation? (pp. 693?712)American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.McGillivray, J. A., & Evert, H. T. (2014). Group cognitive behavioural therapy program shows potential in reducing symptoms of depression and stress among young people with ASD. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44(8), 2041?2051. doi:10.1007/s10803-014-2087-9Restek-Petrovi?, B., Bogovi?, A., Mihanovi?, M., Grah, M., Mayer, N., & Ivezi?, E. (2014). Changes in aspects of cognitive functioning in young patients with schizophrenia during group psychodynamic psychotherapy: A preliminary study. Nordic Journal of Psychiatry, 68(5), 333?340. doi:10.3109/08039488.2013.839738Required MediaMicrotraining Associates (Producer). (2009). Leading groups with adolescents [Video file]. Alexandria, VA: Author.Psychotherapy.net (Producer). (2002). Adlerian parent consultation [Video file]. Mill Valley, CA: Author.Optional ResourcesPsychotherapy.net (Producer). (2012). Group counseling with adolescents: A multicultural approach [Video file]. Mill Valley, CA: Author.PLEASE PART OF THE CONTRACT IS TO HAVE IT DONE IN 12 HOURS
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