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ESFT Stage IV: Solidifying Change, Termination, and Discharge Planning

December 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:15 pm


Therapists need to be as clinically thorough in ending treatment as they are in beginning treatment. This workshop begins with an exploration of cultural/emotional relational endings for both families and therapists. Emphasis is placed on how clinicians need to prepare for discharge from the beginning of treatment and the suggested language to be used during each of the first three stages of Ecosystemic Structural Family Therapy. Five steps of termination are then clarified: therapist review, family therapy review, ending of the therapeutic relationship, discharge planning and treatment overlap and trouble shooting.

Educational Objectives:

1) Identify stages and tasks of discharge planning;

2) Clarify the role of preparation in effective discharge;

3) Recognize the distinction between treatment change and the therapeutic relationship issues


December 14
9:00 am - 12:15 pm
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