Explain how you might evaluate client progress and determine when a client is ready to
Describe a situation when a professional relationship may end before the client achieves
Describe one potential positive and one potential negative feeling that you, as the social
worker, might feel regarding a planned termination and an unplanned termination.
Describe one potential positive and one potential negative feeling a client might feel
regarding both a planned and an unplanned termination of a therapeutic relationship.
When evaluating clientele for case closure, there are criteria for assessing when a client is ready. When I
hear the term "termination," it refers more to the termination of parental rights. Nevertheless, when
working with a client in a social work setting, evaluating their progress is an ongoing assessment.
Evaluating what services are working and which ones are not, identifying the positive and negative
changes, evidence that goals have been achieved, and how your client has evolved mentally,
emotionally, and physically within their life all play factors in determining case closure or termination.
Case closure is a life-changing factor for a client and the professional. According to Kirst-man and Hull,
many clients experience a significant loss when the relationship when the worker comes to an end.
Unexpected termination on the workers' behalf would need to be handled with the utmost care and
sensitivity. For example, a client may need services beyond the scope of the social worker's practice, so
that client may need to be referred to another professional. Even choosing or assessing a too demanding
goal for a client can turn negatively for a treatment plan making it unachievable.
Depending on how deeply the professional relationship was connected would play a factor in impacting
me as the social worker.
It brings a sense of pride and accomplishment for me towards that client for
planned case closure. All depending on how "needed" for supports within the treatment case process.