THERAPEUTIC COMMUNICATION AND COUNSELING SKILLS / Psychology
As we close the trimester, I want us to take some time to reflect on the concept of endings. In therapy, we call this termination, which means a client and a therapist are ending a relationship. It’s rich with all sorts of experiences.
For this paper, I would like you to review your history of endings and answer the following:
1. When you reflect on your patterns in your own personal relationships, how do you typically end a relationship? It can be a friendship, family, work, romantic relationship, or other relationship.
2. What does “ending a relationship” mean to you? How does it look and feel?
3. What are the reasons for any particular pattern(s) you notice? Where do you believe you learned it from? Do you think it is healthy or unhealthy?
4. Do you think how you end relationships affects the other person? If so, how?
5. If there is something you would like to change regarding how you end relationships, what would it be and for what reason?
Textbook(s) • Martin, David G. (2016). Counseling & Therapy Skills, 4th ed., Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press., ISBN-13: 9781478628750.