We are not always so good at saying goodbyes. There’s just something a bit uncomfortable about it. While we, as mental health professionals, obtain instruction and training in the nuances of communication and relationship, carrying out a solid, healthy therapeutic adieu with our clients requires some forethought, preparation, and skill. The following is a review of considerations and tips for terminating psychotherapy with success.
Articles by Dr. Nina Silander
Dr. Nina Silander earned her doctorate in clinical psychology at Regent University and completed her doctoral internship at the Syracuse VA Medical Center. Currently, she is a resident at UF-Health Jacksonville, a Level 1 trauma center. Within the Department of Surgery, Dr. Silander provides mental health services to predominantly ICU patients and their families following severe accidents and traumatic injuries that often involve amputations, TBIs, and SCIs. Her clinical and research interests include treatment of acute stress and trauma, as well as rehabilitation and health psychology. Dr. Silander’s additional professional interests include political bias in the social sciences, stemming from a background in law, public policy, and political theory.