Terminating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Therapy
At some point, therapy will end. There are different circumstances under which termination of therapy occurs and each way should be handled with care.
Not all therapists are alike, and it’s the differences that make available such a great span of service providers. So, if you find that in the course of the initial interview, a few sessions in, or even several sessions in – that your client may be best served by receiving therapeutic services from a different practitioner, you may refer. Always rely on your profession’s ethical guidelines for proper protocol and instruction. Be careful that you’re doing this in the best interest of your client and not in your own personal interest.
Therapy is done. Either the client is done with therapy or therapy is done with the client. In each case, a proper review of the treatment plan and recommendations for after care should be recommended as needed.
After Care Options
Depending on your place of work, you may already have set providers that you naturally refer your clients to post-therapy. Consider these possibilities as well.
When your client has completed their therapy objectives, Life Coaching can help transition them from a therapeutic environment to a self-empowered and directed lifestyle. Life Coaching can help to focus them on their goals and keep them moving in the right direction.
After therapy, PTSD clients may still need some support but not necessarily group counseling. Support groups are a great go-between that allows the client to step down from a specialized treatment regimen to a “normal routine”. Remember, for many PTSD clients, this might be their first time having a normal routine, and normal isn’t always recognizable.