Termination processes in psychotherapy vary widely across patients, therapists, and therapies. While general guidelines on termination can inform ethical and responsible termination practices, termination decisions and processes are likely optimized using a case-specific approach. Control-mastery theory (CMT) provides a framework for considering the unique ways individual patients work in psychotherapy and can be applied to help therapists understand and facilitate optimal terminations. The present article provides a brief overview of CMT and outlines perspectives regarding the decision-making and discussion of psychotherapy termination, the processing of termination, and the final session of therapy.
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