What Factors Influence Therapy Drop Out?

Ronald Jay Werner-Wilson, Abbie Winter

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Are there systematic factors that predict client drop out in marriage and family therapy? Based on our review of literature we investigated the influence on drop out of personality characteristics such as hostility, anxiety, satisfaction with life, and self-esteem. We also investigated several demographic variables. The following variables were statistically significant predictors of client drop out: modality of treatment, marital status, occupation, income, and previous therapy experience.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)375-382
Number of pages8
JournalContemporary Family Therapy
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2010


  • Therapy drop out
  • Therapy process

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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