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2009

Cleveland State University

Adolescent

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Treatment Barriers And Stages Of Change Among Adolescents In Psychotherapy, Heidi Mae Sliter Jan 2009

Treatment Barriers And Stages Of Change Among Adolescents In Psychotherapy, Heidi Mae Sliter

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One in five children and adolescents meet the criteria for psychiatric disorders each year. Of those who meet the criteria and are referred for treatment, forty to sixty percent will terminate prematurely (Nock and Kazdin, 2001). While some researchers studying this phenomenon have focused on how a client progresses through treatment and others look at dropout risk factors, no one has explored the relationship between the two. The specific purpose of this study is to provide information to the existing pool of research focusing on treatment effectiveness and completion to help provide better services to the mentally ill adolescent population ...