Contemporary Family Therapy

, Volume 36, Issue 2, pp 281–299

Relational Diagnosis and Psychotherapy Treatment Cost Effectiveness

Orginal paper

DOI: 10.1007/s10591-013-9277-z

Cite this article as:
Moore, A.M. & Crane, D.R. Contemp Fam Ther (2014) 36: 281. doi:10.1007/s10591-013-9277-z


Despite a call by researchers for estimates of the treatment effectiveness and cost effectiveness for relational problems, very little has been done to answer this call. The present study is an examination of actual treatment costs and recidivism rates for patients treated for a relational problem (either in individual or conjoint therapy sessions) in the Cigna network. Policymakers and third-party payers may use such clinical-effectiveness and cost effectiveness data to make decisions regarding treatment of relational problems and funding allocation. The present study is also the first to compare the costs of couples therapy versus family therapy for relational problems.


V-codeRelational diagnosisCost effectivenessCouples therapy

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Brigham Young University’s Comprehensive ClinicProvoUSA
  2. 2.School of Family LifeBrigham Young UniversityProvoUSA