Division of Continuing and Extended Education
Cleveland State University

The Ethics of Session Termination



Course Information

Title: The Ethics of Session Termination


Course start date: Friday, December 8, 2023 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM




Registration & Payment



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Registration cost: $25.00


Last day to register: 12/7/2023 8:00 PM




Course Description

The ethics of behavioral health session termination can be challenging. Ideally, the termination of behavioral health sessions is a positive experience for both the client and mental health professional. The first step to achieving positive termination is careful planning that starts during the first session. This course will provide mental health professionals with tools and skills to establish goals and determine, with client input, what a successful termination will look like. By following these tips the hope is to avoid premature session termination and help the client on the road to mental wellness.




1. Following this course I can list several methods to avoid premature termination of therapy sessions.

2. Following this course I can describe three scenarios that may lead to therapist initiated termination of sessions.

3. Following this course I can describe the traits of a successful termination of sessions.




Christine Elliott, PhD, is a Licensed Psychologist with more than 25 years of experience as a clinician in private practice. She earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Case Western Reserve University. As an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at CWRU she has taught graduate students how to integrate spiritual beliefs into psychotherapy. Dr. Elliott is a regular conference presenter at Cleveland State University and the ADAMHS Board. She is also a frequent trainer and Retreat leader for corporate and community organizations, such as OverDrive, Inc. She provides consultation and Strategic Planning to group counseling practices. Dr. Elliott is active on the Board of Trustees of the City Mission, is a Team Member at Humble Design, and other agencies which serve the larger community.


CEU: Units - 1

Approved for ethics


Please note that attendees must be present for the entirety of the course to obtain credit.

  • Check-in will start at 11:30 A.M.


Professional Approvals

CASAL is a Sponsored Provider for continuing education through the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board. Our Approved Provider # is 50-33189.

CASAL is also approved as a provider of continuing education for psychologists by the Ohio Psychological Association Office of Mandatory Continuing Education (OPA-MCE). Our Approved Provider # is 340966056.

CSU Alumni

Contact your College or School for information regarding available Alumni discount programs. Email cecasal@csuohio.edu


Disability Services

Cleveland State University serves hundreds of students with a variety of disabilities, including learning disabilities, chronic health issues, attention deficit disorders, psychological conditions, visual impairments, mobility impairments, and hearing impairments. Anyone requesting accommodations due to a disability should make her or his request through the Office of Disability Services. Cleveland State University is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Refund Policy

Cleveland State University Division of Continuing and Extended Education Cancellation Refund Policy.


Refund to original payment is made at 100% when a registrant cancels attendance at least two business days before the start of the first class. There are no refunds for a cancellation with less than 48 hours' notice. After class starts, there are no changes or cancellations. Credit card refunds take 7-10 business days to show up on your credit card statement. Cash refunds by check take 10 to 14 business days to process.

Contact Us

Questions regarding the course email cecasal@csuohio.edu or call (216) 523-7234.



This course is a live webinar.

The webinar information will be included in the confirmation email. You should receive a confirmation email within 15 minutes of completing registration.


If you need any assistance the day of the event please call the event organizer at 216.387.2142


Thank you very much for your registration to the course.