An investigation of some of the factors involved in the discontinuance of child guidance treatment.
This study has attempted to discover some of the factors involved in the decision of mothers to discontinue contact with the Child Guidance Clinic of the Boston Dispensary, before the Clinic's services were completed. The thirteen cases comprising the sample were accepted by the Clinic for treatment service between January, 1954 and October, 1955. Each refused treatment after completing the intake procedure. The thirteen mothers were engaged in follow-up interviews by the writer to determine factors which: a ) relate to the structure and procedure of the Clinic; b) bear on the parent-child relationship; c) stem from attitudes of the parent toward the Clinic and towards the child, and the methods of help offered. [TRUNCATED]
Thesis (M.S.)--Boston University