In certain limited circumstances, proper treatment of certain disturbed parent-child relationships requires separation treatment, necessitating the separation of the child from the parent. The failure of a client to accept this treatment justifies the termination of agency services. Several factors come into play when making this decision, such as parental apathy in the face of acting-out behaviors, parents condoning or stimulating attitudes to destructive behaviors, or oedipal relationships. In cases where separation is appropriate, the child should be put in a residential treatment center. If parents refuse separation treatment, counseling is terminated, since continued counseling cannot be effective given such poor family dynamics.
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Feinberg, Doris. Shapiro, Violet R. Use of Separation Intervention as a Requirement for Continued Counseling Service. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Spring 1965: