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August 13, 1949

Readings in the Clinical Method in Psychology

JAMA. 1949;140(15):1248. doi:10.1001/jama.1949.02900500056034

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This book is an up-to-date survey of the role of the psychologist in clinical methods. Both the diagnostic and therapeutic work of the psychologists and psychiatrist are discussed, but the emphasis is on therapy. The book is a systematic series of 50 papers by outstanding workers in the field. There are four main divisions according to subject: (1) The Clinical Method; (2) The Functions of the Clinical Psychologist; (3) Diagnostic Methods, and (4) Methods of Treatment. For each section there is a brief comprehensive review of relevant literature which is not found in the readings.

This is an excellent book for student and professional, providing recent information and valuable reference material. It discusses clinical psychology in relation to children, veterans, school systems, science, prisons and hosptials. It brings under one cover a thorough survey of the most important diagnostic methods in practice and the therapeutic method employed in clinical psychology

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