Title

Differences in Dropout Rates Among Individual, Couple, and Family Therapy Clients

Keywords

dropout rates, individual therapy, couple therapy, family therapy

Abstract

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.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2003-3

Publisher

Contemporary Family Therapy

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Sociology

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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