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The Handbook of Professional Ethics for Psychologists considers the compatibility of science and morality. Challenging readers to question the fundamental philosophical values of professional psychology, the editors and contributors inspire the ethical impulse and encourage active moral leadership. An essential reference for professional and academic psychologists and counselors, the Handbook of Professional Ethics for Psychologists is also an exceptional primary or supplementary reader for graduate students enrolled in courses on Ethics in Psychology and Ethics and Professional Concerns and for anyone considering the compatibility of science and morality.
Chapter 10: The Termination and Referral of Clients
The Termination and Referral of Clients
The processes of termination and referral are common occurrences in therapy, yet many authors have commented on the lack of attention given to these processes in the literature as well as in training programs for psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, and social workers (Fox, Nelson, & Bolman, 1969; Goodyear, 1981; Kramer, 1986; McRoy, Freeman, & Logan, 1986; Nelson & Politano, 1993; Ward, 1984; Weddington & Cavenar, 1979; Wetchler & Ofte-Atha, 1993; Wolitzky, 1995). The authors emphasize the importance of attending to these processes because they assert that an effective termination/referral can maximize and help maintain treatment gains, whereas a poorly handled termination/referral can undo or weaken strong therapy gains. They describe ...