Tag Archive for: termination

Ending mentoring relationships: Important lessons from child psychotherapy

by Jean Rhodes Research on early terminations in therapy, including the specific behaviors and attitudes that increase their likelihood, is relevant to mentoring relationships. Nearly half of all therapeutic ties terminate prematurely, owing to a variety of factors. Sometimes parents or spouses sabotage the process; sometimes clients reenact earlier, dysfunctional behaviors; and sometimes clients are dissatisfied […]

Peeling the onion: How many matches survive to the completion of programs?

by David L. DuBois  Here’s a good question from Nina Jonson, Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota Director of Training and Outreach:  I am very new to the field of mentoring and am still plowing through research.  I got a question from a program wondering what is the average rate of success for matches (basically, what percentage […]

Au Revoir: Considerations for ending mentoring relationships

Editor’s note: We stumbled onto this thoughtful article and immediately saw the implications for mentoring. In fact, we were so impressed that we have invited the author, Karen Zilberstein, M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W. Adjunct Associate Professor at Smith College, to be an expert speaker at the inaugural Short Course @ UMB on mentoring foster care youth. Karen is the clinical director of the […]