Termination Considerations Sarah lost her home and two family members in a series of tornadoes that.

Termination Considerations

Sarah lost her home and two family members in a series of
tornadoes that recently swept across her state. She began to experience
symptoms of acute trauma and approached you for care as a disaster relief
counselor. You began seeing Sarah regularly since arriving at the disaster
site. Sarah has engaged well therapeutically, and appears to be making
progress. You were notified by the Red Cross that your term of service will be
up in a week and need to terminate with each of your assigned cases at the
location. When you mention discontinuing services with Sarah, she
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Termination Considerations

Sarah lost her home and two family members in a series of
tornadoes that recently swept across her state. She began to experience
symptoms of acute trauma and approached you for care as a disaster relief
counselor. You began seeing Sarah regularly since arriving at the disaster
site. Sarah has engaged well therapeutically, and appears to be making
progress. You were notified by the Red Cross that your term of service will be
up in a week and need to terminate with each of your assigned cases at the
location. When you mention discontinuing services with Sarah, she becomes
distressed.

Discussion Questions

1. What obligations do you have to Sarah?

2. How will you ensure her continued recovery?

3. To what resources can you refer her?

4. Which ACA ethical code is applicable in this case?

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