Managed Mental Health Care: The Client’s Perspective
client attitudes; psychotherapy; managed mental health care
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Changes in psychotherapy services have been the focus of controversy between psychologists and the managed-care industry, yet too seldom have client preferences been directly heard in that debate. This study investigated consumer attitudes about the central elements of psychotherapy service delivery by 3 participant groups: self-pay clients, managed-care clients, and adults without therapy experience. Important differences of opinion were found among participant groups, yet results revealed that all 5 elements investigated were considered essential. Autonomy in treatment decision-making was ranked most important, followed by choice of therapist, copayment amount, limits to confidentiality, and ease of access to care.
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Citation / Publisher Attribution
Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, v. 34, issue 2, p. 187-196
Scholar Commons Citation
Kremer, Thomas G. and Gesten, Ellis L., "Managed Mental Health Care: The Client’s Perspective" (2003). Psychology Faculty Publications. 1450.