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Who stays in treatment? Child and family predictors of youth client retention in a public mental health agency. In Child & youth care forum

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dc.contributor.author Miller, L. M., Southam-Gerow, M. A., & Allin, R. B.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-26T19:46:31Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-26T19:46:31Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Miller, L. M., Southam-Gerow, M. A., & Allin, R. B. (2008, August). Who stays in treatment? Child and family predictors of youth client retention in a public mental health agency. In Child & youth care forum (Vol. 37, No. 4, pp. 153-170). Springer US. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2747739/pdf/nihms103696.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11212/4261
dc.description.abstract The present study examined possible predictors of youth client retention in therapy in a large community-based sample. We used several conceptualizations of retention, including (a) “intake retention” (i.e., returned to treatment after intake session); (b) “mutual termination” (i.e., termination agreed upon by family and therapist), (c) “mean treatment duration” (i.e., completing the mean number of sessions in the agency), and (d) “total treatment duration” (i.e., total number of sessions). Archival data from over 400 children and adolescents who sought treatment at a large public mental health clinic were analyzed using regression analyses. Although different predictors were identified across the various conceptualizations, a few robust predictors emerged including ethnicity and client symptom severity. Clinical implications and future research directions are discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Springer US. en_US
dc.subject adolescents en_US
dc.subject treatment en_US
dc.subject attrition en_US
dc.subject mental health services en_US
dc.subject research en_US
dc.title Who stays in treatment? Child and family predictors of youth client retention in a public mental health agency. In Child & youth care forum en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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