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March 1932

Institute for Child Guidance Studies. Selected Reprints.

Author Affiliations

Edited by Lawson G Lowrey, M.D. Price, $1.50. Pp. 290. New York: Commonwealth Fund, 1931.

Arch NeurPsych. 1932;27(3):758. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1932.02230150274024

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Before establishing the Institute for Child Guidance in 1927, the Commonwealth Fund organized and conducted experimental clinics for child guidance in various cities throughout the United States. The New York Institute for Child Guidance is in a way the principal of these institutes, for it is supported directly by the Commonwealth Fund and is more of an experimental and complete institute than any of the others.

The publication here reviewed is the first volume containing reprints of publications by members of its staff. The contents have been divided under several headings: contributions in the social field, medical field, psychological field and, lastly, child training, comprising altogether sixteen articles.

It would be difficult to review the contents of these articles. Suffice it to say that it represents an excellent cross-cut of the literature on child guidance. In the realm of psychiatry, particularly of child psychiatry, child guidance studies have formed distinct