Termination in Psychotherapy: A Psychodynamic Model of Processes and Outcomes
A Psychodynamic Model of Processes and Outcomes
A successful termination phase is a critically important component of psychotherapy of any orientation. The authors synthesize and evaluate the clinical, theoretical, and empirical literature on termination. They then offer their own Termination Phase Model designed to help psychotherapists understand and address the full range of both patient and therapist responses that must be considered as therapy winds down and the patient prepares for life without treatment.