Publication Date

2007

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

Department

Counselor Education

Abstract

An exploration of data gathered from the intake process at an Intensive Psychiatric Rehabilitation Treatment (IPRT) Program in New York State looked for possible relationships between consumer characteristics and attendance drop off during the second month of a two-month class cycle. A review of literature was followed by reporting the analysis of data collected. Several findings point to further exploration such as the impact of substance use disorders on attendance. Another area for future exploration is validation of the Rehabilitation Readiness Determination Scale used in the intake process. This scale was originally developed for people with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder and the population now being served at the Focus Program has a diagnosis of mood disorders.

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