The use of reception checks in client pretherapy orientation research.

@article{Zwick1984TheUO,
  title={The use of reception checks in client pretherapy orientation research.},
  author={Rami Zwick and C. Clifford Attkisson},
  journal={Journal of clinical psychology},
  year={1984},
  volume={40 2},
  pages={446-52}
}
The psychotherapy research literature abounds with evidence of the problems of premature termination and unsatisfactory outcome, especially among low-SES clients. In attempting to enhance the success rate of therapeutic services, some researchers have instituted pretherapy orientation procedures that convey information to clients with regard to the goals and processes of therapy. Although research in this area has continued for two decades, the efficacy of such procedures has not been… CONTINUE READING