Title

Noticing pretreatment change and therapy outcome: An initial study

Keywords

therapy outcome, pretreatment change, therapeutic intervention

Abstract

This research specifically examined the brief-solutions concept of pretreatment changes (changes clients make between the initial phone call and the first therapy session). The impact of noticing pretreatment changes as a therapeutic intervention on the outcome variables of unplanned termination, relationship functioning, good attainment problem solving, and communication was explored. Limited support was found for the hypotheses that noticing pretreatment changes influences unplanned termination and that pretreatment changes remain persistent in many clients' lives. Mixed results were found for the hypothesis that noticing pretreatment change influences the other outcome variables. Implications and ideas for future research are discussed.

Original Publication Citation

Johnson, L. N., Nelson, T. S., & Allgood, S. M. (1998). Noticing pretreatment change and therapy outcome: An initial study. American Journal of Marriage and Family Therapy, 26, 159-168

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2007-06-13

Publisher

The American Journal of Family Therapy

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor

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