Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Examining therapists' perceptions of barriers to treatment with youth and their families: A mixed methods study
by Rogers, Gimel, Psy.D., Pepperdine University, 2016, 117; 3738475
Abstract (Summary)

The present study identified and quantified five main barriers to treatment categories, deducted first from the qualitative dataset, then consolidated with the results of the quantitative dataset. Clinicians (N=36) that worked with youth and their families participated. The main findings suggested five parent themes (practical obstacles, poor alliance with the therapist, therapist’s perceptions, socioemotional, and cultural ) and seven concept groups (transportation, financial, logistical, attendance, therapeutic relationship, lack of communication, and lack of engagement ). Implications provide strategies to ratify some of these barriers, such as gathering data on youth clients and their families. For the purposes of this study, the terms children, adolescentss, and youth will be used interchangeably and will be defined as any individual under the age of 18.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ho, Judy
Commitee: Bryant-Davis, Thema, Nichols, Bryan
School: Pepperdine University
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-B 77/04(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Counseling Psychology, Individual & family studies
Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Premature termination, Treatment barriers, Youth
Publication Number: 3738475
ISBN: 978-1-339-28888-8
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