The Relationship Between Therapist Characteristics and Decreased Medical Utilization: An Exploratory Study
Contemporary Family Therapy
This was an exploratory study examining the relationship between the therapist characteristics of age, experience, gender, and profession and the medical utilization of clients. Marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers, and psychologists participated in the study along with 197 clients as identified by archival research methods. The results of logistic regression analysis suggested that psychotherapy in general, rather than professional training or therapist characteristics is responsible for reductions in healthcare utilization. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
Wood, N.D., Crane, D.R., Law, D.D. & Schaalje, B.S. (2004). The relationship between therapist characteristics and decreased medical utilization: An exploratory study. Contemporary Family Therapy, 26, 61-69.