Title

The Practice of Marriage and Family Therapists with Managed Care Clients

Keywords

marriage and family therapy, managed care, practice patterns

Abstract

This study examined the practice patterns of Nebraska marriage and family therapists (MFTs) working with managed care cases. The participants' two most recently closed managed care cases were examined to determine the types of cases seen, the process of treatment, and treatment outcome. Results indicated that the therapists saw cases for a median number of six sessions. MFTs worked with a variety of presenting problems and diagnoses. Depression was the most common presenting problem, and the most common DSM-IV diagnosis was adjustment disorder. A comparison of pre- and post-treatment GAF scores indicated that clients' level of functioning improved significantly during the course of treatment.

Original Publication Citation

Christensen, L.L., Miller, R.B. The Practice of Marriage and Family Therapists with Managed Care Clients. Contemporary Family Therapy 23, 169–180 (2001).

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2001-6

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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