Marriage and Family Therapists Evaluate Managed Mental Health Care: A Qualitative Inquiry
marriage and family therapy, managed care, mental health
This study examined the experiences of 26 marriage and family therapists working in managed mental health care. A qualitative strategy was used to explore therapists' perspectives regarding practice in a managed care environment. Using an open-ended, semi-structured, mailed questionnaire four themes emerged from the data. These are the adaptations of clinical practice, issues of treatment duration/abandonment, effects of managed care on the therapeutic relationship, and issues of diagnosis. Recommendations are drawn from the findings and discussed.
Original Publication Citation
Christensen, L.L. and Miller, R.B. (2001), Marriage and Family Therapists Evaluate Managed Mental Health Care: A Qualitative Inquiry. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 27: 509-514.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Christensen, Lisa L. and Miller, Richard B., "Marriage and Family Therapists Evaluate Managed Mental Health Care: A Qualitative Inquiry" (2001). Faculty Publications. 3974.
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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