Using the social work literature, talk about the concept of the termination process.
•Why is termination such an important part of social work? Why can’t we just say, “so long” and move on? Discuss the process of termination as it relates to your current field placement and the clients you serve (Royal Care ( patents from the Social Work perspective).
•How will termination at your field placement and with your clients affect you? How do you relate to ending/termination in other areas of your life? Apply this to the social work knowledge related to conscious use of self and self-awareness.
•Select a client/case from your current caseload (or one with whom you have already terminated). Remember, a case can be an individual, a family, a couple, a group, or a community. Keep in mind that a case can be an individual, a family, a couple, a group, or a community and need not be a client/case that you see weekly, but one with whom you have repeated contact.
•What are the factors that led up to this termination? Is/was this a planned or unplanned termination?
•How did you introduce termination to the client/case? Were the responses/reactions what you anticipated? Discuss both yours and the client’s response to termination. What concerns do you have for the client regarding termination?
•How do you think issues of intersectionality, ie. gender, culture, and socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, age, and religion affect the termination process? How would you appraise your client’s access to and use of needed services?
•What specific social work skills are necessary for a successful termination? What are some of the common pitfalls social workers often fall into around termination?
•Include a part of a process recording where you talk to a client about saying goodbye and ending your working relationship. What skills are evident in this process recording? What is your self-assessment of your work in this particular area of termination? What could you have done differently?

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