Early Withdrawal from Mental Health Treatment: Implications for Psychotherapy Practice.

@article{Barrett2008EarlyWF,
  title={Early Withdrawal from Mental Health Treatment: Implications for Psychotherapy Practice.},
  author={Marna S. Barrett and W Chua and Paul Crits-Christoph and Mary Beth Connolly Gibbons and Delane E. Casiano and Don L. Thompson},
  journal={Psychotherapy},
  year={2008},
  volume={45 2},
  pages={247-267}
}
Despite more than 50 years of research on client attrition from therapy, obstacles to the delivery and success of treatments remain poorly understood, and effective methods to engage and retain clients in therapy are lacking. This article offers a review of the literature on attrition, highlighting the methodological challenges in effectively addressing the complex nature of this problem. Current interventions for reducing attrition are reviewed, and recommendations for implementing these… CONTINUE READING
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