Endings

More than saying goodbye

Authored by: Lynda Mainwaring

Routledge Handbook of Applied Sport Psychology

Print publication date:  October  2010
Online publication date:  October  2010

Print ISBN: 9780415484633
eBook ISBN: 9780203851043
Adobe ISBN: 9781136966675

10.4324/9780203851043.ch8

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Abstract

Professional relationships and therapeutic treatments often, but not always, begin together. Each has its own life cycle, and the conclusion or cessation of treatment does not indicate the conclusion or cessation of the professional relationship. Therapists need to be mindful of the professional, legal, and ethical obligations that survive the delivery of services. Planning for the ending of therapeutic relationships is a fundamental, but often neglected, step in the therapeutic process (Kramer, 1990). Endings can be frightening for the client or the therapist and involve more than saying goodbye.

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