Clinical Social Work Journal

, Volume 35, Issue 2, pp 91–95 | Cite as

Everytime we say Goodbye: Forced Termination Revisited, a Commentary

  • Cathy Siebold
Original Paper


The topic of forced termination has received relatively little attention, particularly student interns’ experiences of termination. In this commentary, I will explore some theories that help illuminate the process of ending. Using a case vignette, the worker’s subjectivity and the way that it impacts termination responses is explored.


Termination Social work education Supervision 



I would like to thank the authors for this opportunity to reflect on the experience of forced termination. I also applaud the interns’ courage in being willing to discuss their experiences of ending with their clients and supervisors. I look forward to seeing more of their contributions in the social work literature.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.New YorkUSA

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