People Skills pp 209-220 | Cite as


  • Neil Thompson
  • Jo Campling


The process of bringing intervention to a close is an important aspect of people work, and yet it is one that is often neglected. The termination of our involvement with a particular service user, family or group is part of the helping process and therefore needs to be handled carefully and sensitively. If it is mishandled, then much of the good work that has previously been done may be undone.


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Further reading

  1. Compton, B.R. and Galaway, B.(1989) Social Work Processes, 4th edn, Pacific Grove, CA, Brooks/Cole, Chapter 4.Google Scholar
  2. Doel, M. and Marsh, P. (1992) Task-Centred Social Work, Aldershot, Ashgate, Chapter 6.Google Scholar
  3. Johnson, CL. (1992) Social Work Practice: A Generalist Approach, 4th edn, Boston, Allyn & Bacon, Chapter 16.Google Scholar

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  • Jo Campling

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