Time-Limited Counseling Outcome in a Nationwide College Counseling Center Sample

This study examined the dose-effect relationship between the number of sessions and therapeutic outcome in a large, nationwide counseling center research consortium

Matthew R. Draper

2011

Scholarcy highlights

  • Augustine Baron is an associate director of services and clinical training, Ozgur Erdur is a researcher, and Lavanya Shankar is a researcher, all in the Counseling and Mental Health Center and the Department of Educational Psychology at The University of Texas at Austin
  • This study examined the dose-effect relationship between the number of sessions and therapeutic outcome in a large, nationwide counseling center research consortium
  • A positive relationship was found between the outcome of counseling and the number of sessions attended
  • The results of this study support the effectiveness of brief psychotherapy

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