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Volume 25, Number 2, April 2003

1. Understanding Dropouts (Pages 89-100)

Edward B. Klein; Walter N. Stone; Mitchell W. Hicks; Ian L. Pritchard 

This study examined differences between clients who did or did not notify mental health providers of intent to discontinue treatment. Clients who did not notify were more likely to be women, attend less than four sessions, and rate their overall functioning lower. Both groups showed significant improvement, and self-reports were found to be a better indicator of progress than counselor estimates. Findings suggested that the adoption of mutual goals and empathetic counselor attitudes toward client treatment expectations might increase staff awareness of satisfied dropouts who have made therapeutic gains. Implications include benefits to staff morale and the larger Community Mental Health Center system in which almost half of all clients discontinue treatment without informing staff. Full Article

2. Interpersonal Manifestations of Lifestyle: Individual Psychology Integrated with Interpersonal Theory (Pages 101-111)

Jonathan P. Schwartz; Michael Waldo

This article integrates the counseling theories of Individual Psychology and Interpersonal Theory. This integration provides a social/interpersonal approach to conceptualize clients’ problems and address them in counseling. The integrated approach to counseling presents a structure for assessment of clients’ developmental experiences as well as a counseling approach that allows the counselor to address these issues in the counseling relationship. Finally, a clinical example is provided to demonstrate the integration of theories. Full Article

3. Self-Injurious Behavior: A Bi-modal Treatment Approach to Working with Adolescent Females (Pages 112-125)

Judy A. Stone; Shari M. Sias

The topic of self-injurious behavior (SIB), particularly among female adolescents, has been gaining widespread attention in mainstream culture (Favazza, 1998). However, limited research has been generated examining effective treatment modalities. Given the lack of information concerning treatment models, this article presents a bi-modal treatment approach with a female adolescent SIB client. Full Article

4. Practice: Therapeutic Group Mentoring with African American Male Adolescents (Pages 126-139)

Shawn O. Utsey; Alexis Howard; Otis Williams, III

This article presents a culturally congruent approach to working with African American male adolescents in foster care. The therapeutic mentoring group was developed based on principles derived from a West African social and cultural worldview. We use a case study approach to describe the model’s implementation and demonstrate its clinical utility with an urban population of African American male adolescents.The therapeutic mentoring group effectively reduced the episodes of maladaptive behaviors displayed by the participants. Full Article

5.The Treatment of Eating Disorder Clients in a Community-Based Partial Hospitalization Program (Pages 140-151)

John L. Levitt; Randy A. Sansone

The provision of psychological treatment within the community is becoming increasingly important as time and resources become more scarce.Nowhere is this challenge greater than when undertaking the treatment of eating disorder clients in a community mental health setting. In this paper, we outline a multi-faceted treatment approach to eating disorders within a partial hospital program that is affiliated with a community mental health hospital. Although empirical confirmation is not currently available, initial clinical impressions indicate that the program is facilitating the recovery of these difficult-to-treat individuals. Full Article

6. Using Relationship Enhancement Therapy with an Adolescent with Serious Mental Illness and Substance Dependence (Pages 152-164)

Michael P. Accordin; Donald B. Keat II; Bernard G. Guerney, Jr.

Relationship Enhancement“ (RE) therapy can be a useful intervention for adolescents with serious mental illness and their family members. The authors review the basic concepts and effectiveness of RE therapy and illustrate how it is implemented. Following 18 hours of RE therapy, a family—consisting of a mother, a father, and a son with serious mental illness and substance dependence—exhibited the ability to communicate and solve problems effectively. A discussion of the implications of this case example for research and mental health counseling are also included. Full Article

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