A multivariate analysis of long‐term stay in private practice psychotherapy

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Abstract

Investigated the characteristics predictive of long‐term stay in private practice psychotherapy in a population of 64 “long‐term” clients (remained longer than 25 sessions, X̄ = 47 sessions) and 88 “short‐term” clients (terminated before 25 sessions, X̄ = 7 sessions). Data consisted of T‐scores on the intake MMPI and two variables (possession of insurance coverage and use of psychoactive medication) on which long and short‐term clients had been found to differ in other research. Stepwise multiple regression analysis was performed and revealed that MMPI scales 2 and 0 added to the prediction of length of stay in psychotherapy (p <.01). Insurance and medication were significant predictors only when MMPI data were not used.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)991-993
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychology
Volume36
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1980
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology

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