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The growth of the child guidance movement is clearly indicated by a comparison of this volume with the earlier editions published in 1925 and 1928. The number of clinics listed is:
The great increase during the last three year interval is due in part to the inclusion of psychiatric clinics for adults in the latest edition; but as there are only fifty in this group, the net increase of clinics serving children is approximately 130. Of the 674 clinics in the country, 232, just over a third, provide the complete service of psychiatrist, psychologist and psychiatric social worker. The new edition, which is believed to be complete, represents a canvass of the entire country. Not only psychiatric clinics but also neurologic clinics, so called, were included when they were found to offer, in reality, psychiatric service. No attempt has been made to evaluate the clinics, but the directory indicates clearly
Directory of Psychiatric Clinics in the United States. JAMA. 1932;99(7):586. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740590066037
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