Clinical Social Work Association (CSWA)

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2.Practice Management and Termination
     a) Clinical social workers enter into and/or continue professional relationships based on their ability to meet the needs of clients appropriately.  The clinical social worker terminates services and relationships with clients when such services and relationships are no longer in the client's best interest.  Clinical social workers do not abandon clients by withdrawing services precipitously, except under extraordinary circumstances.
     Clinical social workers give careful consideration to all factors involved in termination and take care to minimize the possible adverse effects it might have on the client(s). When interruption or termination of services is anticipated, the clinical social worker gives reasonable notification and provides for transfer, referral or continuation or service in a manner as consistent as possible with the client's needs and preferences.

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When interruption or termination of services is anticipated, the clinical social worker gives reasonable notification and provides for transfer, referral or continuation of service...