Differences in dropout rates among individual, couple, and family therapy clients

Maria V. Masi, Richard B. Miller, Michael M. Olson

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-75
Number of pages13
JournalContemporary Family Therapy
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2003

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Keywords

  • Couple therapy
  • Dropout rates
  • Family therapy
  • Individual therapy

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Differences in dropout rates among individual, couple, and family therapy clients. / Masi, Maria V.; Miller, Richard B.; Olson, Michael M.

In: Contemporary Family Therapy, Vol. 25, No. 1, 03.2003, p. 63-75.

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Masi, Maria V. ; Miller, Richard B. ; Olson, Michael M. / Differences in dropout rates among individual, couple, and family therapy clients. In: Contemporary Family Therapy. 2003 ; Vol. 25, No. 1. pp. 63-75.
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