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Dr. Ferber's Dissertation

Dr. Ferber's Dissertation

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ARE POST-TREATMENT DIFFERENCES A FUNCTION OF PRE-TREATMENTCHARACTERISTICS IN NON-COMPLETERS, COMPLETERS, AND GRADUATESOF THE HOMELESS VETERANS REHABILITATION PROGRAM?A DissertationPresented to the Faculty of Pacific Graduate School of PsychologyPalo Alto, CaliforniaIn Partial Fulfillment of theRequirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in PsychologyLawrence Ferber, Ph.DSeptember 16, 2006
 
ARE POST-TREATMENT DIFFERENCES A FUNCTION OF PRE-TREATMENTCHARACTERISTICS IN NON-COMPLETERS, COMPLETERS, AND GRADUATESOF THE HOMELESS VETERANS REHABILITATION PROGRAM?Lawrence Ferber Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, 2006The purpose of this study is to examine pre-treatment characteristics such asdemographics (i.e., race, age, marital status and ethnicity), employment status, level of education, legal/criminal history, co-morbidity, number of medical issues, number of  psychiatric hospitalizations, number of drug and alcohol treatment episodes, addictionseverity, Global Assessment of Functioning Scores (GAF), number of treatmentcompletions, and age of onset upon admission in relation to programcompletion/graduation in the Homeless Veterans Rehabilitation Program (HVRP). Inconducting this study we hope to obtain an accurate estimate of long-term predictor variables of program success rates. Two pre-treatment characteristics evidencedsignificant results. They were Global Assessment of Functioning Scores and How LongIndividuals had had drug and alcohol problems (alcohol severity). Conclusions drawnwere both yes and no regarding the researched question that this study addressed, which
 
was, do pre-treatment characteristics play a significant role in the function of post-treatment outcomes?

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