The values of the therapeutic experience in which a child and therapist are engaged emerge in part around the fact that this relationship is begun with the goal of its eventual termination. From the first hour this is the basic orientation of the therapist. Each move the therapist makes that helps the child to be a participant in his own change is one that helps that child to assume responsibility for a self which he can accept as uniquely his, and which is the very core of his living. With this orientation, the ending phase of therapy becomes a process of affirming or reaffirming the difference a child perceives in himself as he develops within the steady framework of a relationship made possible by a therapist and child together.