How Long Do Chinese Americans Stay in Psychotherapy?

Josh C.H. Lin*

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A sample of 145 Chinese-American outpatient clients was analyzed to determine how long they would stay in psychotherapy when ethnic- and language-matched therapists were provided. The results indicated that the median duration of psychotherapy for this sample was 8 sessions. The mean duration was 12.00 sessions, and the dropout rate was 12.38%. The Chinese-American clients' length of psychotherapy was comparable to that of the general American public. The results also showed that a small percentage of clients made the majority of psychotherapy visits.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)288-291
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Counseling Psychology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Jul
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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