Early dropouts from psychotherapy

P. Mohl, D. Martinez, C. Ticknor, M. Huang, L. Cordell

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Abstract

Ninety-six patients requesting psychotherapy were studied prospectively at the time of screening interview by four senior psychiatrists using a variation on Luborsky's Helping Alliance questionnaire and the Osgood Semantic Differential. Significant differences were found at the time of screening between early dropouts and continuers, among screeners' rate of early dropouts, and among patients' perceptions of screeners. The screener with a high early dropout rate was seen as being more passive and less potent, and offering less new understanding than other screeners. Patients who dropped out early experienced a less strong helping alliance, felt they gained less new understanding, liked the clinician less well, felt less well liked and less respected, and saw the interviewer as more passive and psychotherapy as less potent than did continuers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)478-481
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nervous and Mental Disease
Volume179
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1991

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Psychotherapy
Semantic Differential
Interviews
Patient Dropouts
Psychiatry
Surveys and Questionnaires

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Mohl, P., Martinez, D., Ticknor, C., Huang, M., & Cordell, L. (1991). Early dropouts from psychotherapy. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 179(8), 478-481.

Early dropouts from psychotherapy. / Mohl, P.; Martinez, D.; Ticknor, C.; Huang, M.; Cordell, L.

In: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, Vol. 179, No. 8, 1991, p. 478-481.

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Mohl, P, Martinez, D, Ticknor, C, Huang, M & Cordell, L 1991, 'Early dropouts from psychotherapy', Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, vol. 179, no. 8, pp. 478-481.
Mohl P, Martinez D, Ticknor C, Huang M, Cordell L. Early dropouts from psychotherapy. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. 1991;179(8):478-481.
Mohl, P. ; Martinez, D. ; Ticknor, C. ; Huang, M. ; Cordell, L. / Early dropouts from psychotherapy. In: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. 1991 ; Vol. 179, No. 8. pp. 478-481.
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