Premature discontinuation in adult psychotherapy: a meta-analysis.

  title={Premature discontinuation in adult psychotherapy: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Joshua K. Swift and Roger P. Greenberg},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  volume={80 4},
OBJECTIVE Premature discontinuation from therapy is a widespread problem that impedes the delivery of otherwise effective psychological interventions. The most recent comprehensive review found an average dropout rate of 47% across 125 studies (Wierzbicki & Pekarik, 1993); however, given a number of changes in the field over the past 2 decades, an updated meta-analysis is needed to examine the current phenomenon of therapy dropout. METHOD A series of meta-analyses and meta-regressions were… CONTINUE READING
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