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August 1930

Mental Hygiene and Social Work.

Arch NeurPsych. 1930;24(2):434-435. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1930.02220140210018

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This publication of the Commonwealth Fund consists of two parts: the first describes the work of the Bureau of Children's Guidance during the years 1921 to 1927, and the second, the training for psychiatric social work given by the New York School of Social Work during the same period.

As an introduction to the first part, the authors discuss the peculiar contributions made by a child guidance clinic to the treatment for behavior problems: 1. Such studies of children's problems help substantially to an understanding of the emotional problems which underlie conduct. Nothing is clearer as a result of experience in a child guidance clinic than that human behavior in its pathologic, unsocial and unsatisfying aspects cannot be understood completely without as farreaching and as scientific a study as is needed for an understanding of physical health and disease. 2. Such studies add substantially to the stock of methods for

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