ERIC Number: ED471330
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Closure Issues with Families.
Craig, Steven E.; Bischof, Gary H.
Closure of the counseling relationship constitutes both an ending and a beginning. Although closure signifies the ending of the present counseling relationship, many family counselors conceptualize closure as the start of a working relationship between counselor and family that may be summoned in future times of crisis or during a difficult life transition. This chapter discusses the common tasks of closure, including how closure in family counseling is different from closure in individual counseling, indications of a family's readiness for closure, working toward closure, elements of the closure session, innovative methods to facilitate closure, considerations after the final session, and unilateral termination, both client initiated and therapist initiated. (Contains 20 references.) (GCP)
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Counselor Client Relationship, Family Counseling, Outcomes of Treatment
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Counselors
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