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Citation:  Aubuchon-Endsley, N. L., Callahan, J. L., & Scott, S. (2014). Role expectancies, race, and treatment outcome in rural mental health.. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 68 (3), 339-354.
Title:  Role expectancies, race, and treatment outcome in rural mental health.
Authors:  Aubuchon-Endsley, N. L., Callahan, J. L., & Scott, S.
Year:  2014
Journal/Publication:  American Journal of Psychotherapy
Publisher:  Association for the Advancement of Psychotherapy
Full text:  https://www.questia.com/library/journal/1P3-3452448561/role-expecta...   
Peer-reviewed?  Yes
NIDILRR-funded?  Not reported

Structured abstract:

Purpose:  This study reports the relationship between pretreatment expectancy and treatment outcomes for Osage Native Americans who receive mental health services.
Findings:  The authors found that high expectations for advice and approval in therapy for Native American participants may lead to poor treatment outcomes. Among white American participants, low expectations may be a risk for poor outcomes.
Conclusions:  Mental health providers should consider the race of the client during assessment and address pretreatment expectations to improve treatment outcomes. More research and service are also needed for Native American clients.

Populations served:  Rural and remote communities
Culturally diverse populations (e.g., African Americans, Native Americans, and non-English speaking populations)
Interventions:  Psychological counseling