Barbara Alexander, LCSW, BCD, president of On Good Authority, interviews Denise Davis, PhD, who identifies five types of terminations and discusses how clinicians can end therapy responsibly, even when conditions are challenging. She discusses how to handle pitfalls in the process and presents a number of essential steps for negotiating a clinically and ethically sound termination.
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Subject Matter Expert:
Denise Davis, PhD, is assistant director of training in clinical psychology at Vanderbilt University. Co-author of numerous book chapters and articles on cognitive therapy, she has combined academic work with the active clinical practice of cognitive and behavioral therapy. She has held faculty appointments at Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry; Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, Department of Psychology; Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry; and Vanderbilt University School of Arts and Science, Department of Psychology. She is a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and founding editor of the journal, Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. She has published more than 25 scholarly articles and book chapters, and with Dr. Aaron Beck and Dr. Arthur Freeman, she co-authored Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders.
Barbara Alexander, LCSW, BCD, is a graduate of the Smith College School for Social Work and the Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Program of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. After working for 13 years in child psychiatric settings and 30 years in private practice, she is now founder and president of On Good Authority, and an expert interviewer.
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Upon completing this program, participants should be able to
- Identify five types of terminations.
- Discuss essential steps for negotiating a clinically and ethically sound termination.