Factors associated with dropping out of child and family treatment

Thomas Gaines, James M. Stedman

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Abstract

This study investigated factors related to attendance and continuation in family-oriented treatment at a child guidance clinic. As expected, attendance and continuation were related with chronicity of the presenting problem, nature of the referral source, initial clinical perceptions of the family and predictions about termination, and family attendance in evaluation and treatment sessions. Attendance and continuation in treatment,however, were not related with family socioeconomic status and other demographic factors. The implications of these findings for treatment planning are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-51
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Family Therapy
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

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