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Reasons for Dropout of Clients from Therapy PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 06 July 2018 14:34

Mahalakshmi Rajagopal (Director, Sahayam Intervention Centre, Dwarka, New Delhi- 110075, India)
Kashish Behl (Msc Clinical Psychology, Christ University, Hosur Road, Bengaluru-560029, India)

DIP: 18.01.014/20180602

DOI:10.25215/0602.014

A successful prognosis from a psychotherapy can be predicted by the client’s compliance to the treatment and therapy. Dropout of clients from therapy results in an incomplete treatment and less efficient outcomes from the therapy. This paper attempts to explore reasons for such a dropout by clients from therapy. Findings revealed interesting intrinsic as well as extrinsic factors. Environmental cues like distance or time paucity can constraint a person to seek therapy. Intrinsic reasons like low motivation, stigma attached to therapy, or defenses such as denial of a problem can result in a person withdrawing from therapy prematurely. For a successfully therapeutic treatment and efficient outcomes it’s essential for a therapist to be aware of such factors playing a role. Successful resolution of these apprehensions and obstacles during course of treatment can open doors to recovery from a full-fledged therapy process.

Keywords: Client Dropout, Therapy, Premature termination


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© 2018 Rajagopal M & Behl K

This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


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Received: March 30, 2018; Revision Received: April 5, 2018; Accepted: May 20, 2018


How to cite this article: Behl K & Rajagopal M (2018). Reasons for dropout of clients from therapy. International Journal of Indian Psychology, 6(2), 135-150. DIP:18.01.014/20180602, DOI:10.25215/0602.014

 



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