ERIC Number: EJ1118278
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Early Attrition among Suicidal Clients
Surgenor, P. W. G.; Meehan, V.; Moore, A.
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, v44 n5 p589-597 2016
The study aimed to identify the level of suicidal ideation in early attrition clients and their reasons for the early termination of their therapy. The cross-sectional design involved early attrition clients (C[subscript A]) who withdrew from therapy before their second session (n = 61), and continuing clients who (C[subscript C]) progressed beyond their second session (n = 73). All completed the Suicidal Behaviours Questionnaire-Revised scale, and the C[subscript A] group also completed the Reasons for Terminating Therapy Scale. Clients were significantly more likely to disengage if they were self-referred, had no health-care support or had lower suicidal ideation. The study identifies the significant role of suicidal ideation and referral source in therapy retention and the implications this has for therapists and counsellors.
Descriptors: Suicide, Health Services, Referral, Role, Therapy, Persistence, Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Scores, Counselor Client Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland