Rorschach and MMPI-2 indices of early psychotherapy termination

Mark J. Hilsenroth, Leonard Handler, Karen M. Toman, Justin R. Padawer
1995 Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology  
This study was an investigation of the differences between 97 patients who had prematurely terminated psychotherapy (M = 1 session) and 81 who had participated in individual psychotherapy for at least 6 months and 24 sessions (M = 18 months/72 sessions) on selected Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2) and Rorschach variables. None of the between-group comparisons using the MMPI-2 proved to be significant. However, a multivariate analysis of variance of 9 Rorschach variables in
more » ... 3 conceptual categories-(a) interpersonal relatedness, (b) psychological resources versus resource demand, and (c) level of psychopathology-proved to be significant alp = .008. The Rorschach scores from the interpersonal-relational category proved to be the most robust in differentiating the 2 groups. The theoretical implications of interpersonal variables are discussed in relation to the termination and continuation of patients in psychotherapy.
doi:10.1037//0022-006x.63.6.956 pmid:8543718 fatcat:pq7lcadnyzedpeqkhftb2xx6fu