Strategies for preparing clients for treatment. A review.

  title={Strategies for preparing clients for treatment. A review.},
  author={Kimberly S Walitzer and Kurt H Dermen and Gerard J. Connors},
  journal={Behavior modification},
  volume={23 1},
Substantial numbers of mental health clients do not return following their initial therapy visits or drop out of treatment prematurely. Two general classes of strategies designed to reduce premature attrition and enhance treatment participation are reviewed. Research on psychotherapy preparatory techniques (role induction, vicarious therapy pretraining, and experiential pretraining) indicates that these educational techniques are effective in reducing early treatment attrition and may be… CONTINUE READING

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