Assignment 1: Practicum – Client Termination Summary

Students will:
Develop client termination summaries
To prepare:
For guidance on writing a client termination summary, review pages 693–712 of Wheeler (2014) in this week’s Learning Resources.
Identify a client who may be ready to terminate therapy. With the client you selected in mind, address in a client termination summary (without violating HIPAA regulations) the following:
The Assignment
Identifying information of client (e.g., hypothetical name and age)
Date the client initially contacted therapist, date therapy began, duration of therapy, and date therapy will end
Total number of sessions, including number of missed sessions
Whether termination was planned or unplanned
Presenting problem
Major psychosocial issues
Types of services rendered (e.g., individual, couple/family therapy, group therapy)
Overview of treatment process
Goal status (goals met, partially met, unmet)
Treatment limitations (if any)
Remaining difficulties and/or concerns
Recommendations
Follow-up plan (if indicated)
Instructions for future contact
Signatures
Required Readings
Wheeler, K. (Ed.). (2014). Psychotherapy for the advanced practice psychiatric nurse: A how-to guide for evidence-based practice. New York, NY: Springer.
Chapter 17, “Psychotherapy with Children” (pp. 597–624)
Chapter 20, “Termination and Outcome Evaluation” (pp. 693–712)

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