Formal termination should be acknowledged and discussed at the end of this session. Reinforce the client's progress and situation through the sessions and include:

  • Reconfirmation of the most important factors motivating the client that were identified in session 1.
  • Summarise commitment and the changes made so far.
  • Affirm and reinforce changes already made.
  • Explore additional areas of change that might now be identified.
  • Elicit self-motivational statements for maintenance of change and further change.
  • Support self-efficacy.
  • Deal with any special problems that might emerge during termination, including referral to other agencies as required.

Relapse prevention plan handout

List anticipated high-risk situations and the strategies and rewards for each of the situations, under the following headings:
  • Anticipated high-risk situations

  • Coping strategies

  • Reward
Respond to the following:
  • General coping strategies for any situation:

  • Additional skills required:
My early warning signs of relapse are (tick all applicable):
  • More moody or irritable
  • Just not wanting to see people
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  • Sleep less
  • Eat more
  • Eat less
  • Getting easily tired
  • Giving up on exercise
  • Not wanting to deal with day-to-day things (opening mail, paying bills etc.)
  • Putting deadlines off
  • Putting off housework/other responsibilities
  • Craving more
  • Not keeping up the skills and techniques learnt during intervention
  • Other (please specify)
If I see these early warning signs I will take some action immediately and refer to my relapse prevention plan.

Support people I can call on: List four support people you can call on. For each, provide:
  • the name of the support person/agency
  • the contact number.