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ERIC Number: ED176130
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Amount of Therapist Contact and Outcome For a Multimodal Depression Treatment Program.
Schmidt, Michael
Fifty-six subjects were treated in an eight-week program including social learning, behavioral, cognitive, and assertiveness training procedures aimed at the alleviation of depression. Therapist contact, a cost-effectiveness variable, was varied across four treatment groups: individual therapy, small group, large group, and bibliotherapy. Regression analyses were done to see if prognostic indicators were present in the intake variables. When the average depression score at intake was added to the list of independent variables, it became the best predictor of outcome at post-therapy, and also at follow-up. Results indicated that the multimodal treatment was effective when compared to the waiting-list control group, and that the amount of therapist contact did not have a differential effect on therapeutic gains. (Author/LS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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