Indicators for Termination of Therapy by Jeanette Vought
Has she dealt sufficiently with her feelings of guilt, fear, anger, confusion, and depression? Has she dealt specifically with the nature of the molestation, the methods of coercion, negative and positive feelings about it, secondary gains? [Author's note: Secondary gains are "benefits," such as conditional love in exchange for the abuse, peace.in the home if the child goes along with the abuse, or earning rewards for sexual favors.] Does she feel less responsible for the sexual behavior, the storminess following disclosure, and the disruption to her family? Has she dealt with her anger and hostility at both her mother and the perpetrator for the molestation and the lack of protection from it? Does she demonstrate trust in her mother and see her as a protector (or have another trusting relationship with another significant adult)? Is she aware of earlier confusion between sex and affection? Is she able to set limits on sexual advances? Is she able to seek help in the event that she is approached again?
Has she developed an increase in overall social skills?
Has she developed outside social contacts and activities? Is she more age-appropriate