Differences in Dropout Rates Among Individual, Couple, and Family Therapy Clients
dropout rates, individual therapy, couple therapy, family therapy
The premature dropout of clients from therapy is an inefficient expenditure of mental health resources. This study examined differences in dropout rates among individual, couple, and family therapy clients. Data came from archived records at a marriage and family therapy clinic at a university in the United States. Results indicated that there were no significant differences in dropout rates, despite the use of multiple measures of dropout. Thus, from a mental health services perspective, administrators and clinicians can expect that dropout rates will remain fairly consistent across treatment modalities.
Original Publication Citation
*Masi, M. V., Miller, R. B., & *Olson, M. M. (2003). Differences in the dropout rates between individual, couple, and family therapy. Contemporary Family Therapy, 25, 63-76.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Masi, Maria V.; Miller, Rick B.; and Olson, Michael M., "Differences in Dropout Rates Among Individual, Couple, and Family Therapy Clients" (2003). All Faculty Publications. 2537.
Contemporary Family Therapy
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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