Saying Goodbye, Or Not

Every therapist has had the experience where a client discontinues treatment by not appearing for a scheduled appointment and then not responding to follow up calls inquiring about the client’s overall status. Termination Of Treatment Every so often, clients with whom I’ve had this experience re-contact me, sometimes years later. When I’ve asked about how […]

Was Today’s Appointment Helpful?

Some years back, near the end of most appointments, I began to ask my clients, “Was today’s appointment helpful?” Asking this question was not an original idea of mine. I was at the time reading professional literature about brief or short term therapy, a model in which this question is practically a staple (partly to see […]