ERIC Number: EJ927442
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
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A Case of Premature Termination in a Treatment for Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Boswell, James F.; Llera, Sandra J.; Newman, Michelle G.; Castonguay, Louis G.
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, v18 n3 p326-337 Aug 2011
In this paper we present a case of failure in an integrative treatment for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) combining cognitive-behavioral therapy, an empirically supported treatment for GAD, and interpersonal-emotional processing therapy. The client of focus dropped out of treatment after the 8th session. Based on our analysis of this case, we discuss the participant, technical and relationship factors that were likely implicated in this case of premature termination in both of the cognitive-behavioral and interpersonal-emotional processing segments that comprised the treatment. Implications for practice, training, and future research are also discussed.
Descriptors: Anxiety Disorders, Therapy, Outcomes of Treatment, Cognitive Restructuring, Behavior Modification, Counselor Client Relationship, Interpersonal Relationship
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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