Sunday, October 24, 2010

Termination in Supervision

One of the Art Therapists decided to transfer to another facility, so on her last day of supervision, I had everyone in the group make an art journal page for her. We then bound up the pages into a book to take with her. Hopefully, it will help remind her of her colleagues here, some of the things that she learned, and the experiences she had. It was also a nice chance for her co-workers to share something creative and meaningful with her. Termination can be a difficult time for clients and staff, bringing up issues of loss, abandonment, trust, etc., so it's important that it be addressed.