Date of Award

1997

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Porter, Jim,

Keywords

Psychology, Clinical.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

This study compared clients who continued in therapy with clients who dropped out before the intake and with those who quit immediately after intake. Differences between groups were examined on the following variables: age at application, length of delay before intake interview, client gender, year in university, scores from the Symptom Checklist-90-Revised, Beck Depression Inventory, State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, and the Post-Session Client Report (a self-report measure of client perceptions of both therapist and intake session). Participants were 855 university students who requested psychological services at a university counselling center between 1993 and 1997. Test scores were more useful than either sociodemographic variables or Post-Session Client Report scores in differentiating between client groupings. Clients who discontinued immediately after attending an intake session scored lower on measures of distress than both those clients who dropped out prior to intake and those who continued in therapy. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 37-01, page: 0365. Adviser: Jim Porter. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1997.

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