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September 1938

Child Guidance Procedures.

Am J Dis Child. 1938;56(3):714. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1938.01980150234023

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The purpose of this book is to summarize the thinking and to explain the procedures, methods and technics which have been found fruitful at the Institute for Juvenile Research, Chicago.

There are a discussion of the types of cases studied at the clinic and a description of the various steps in the examination: taking the history, physical examination, psychologic tests, social investigation, the recreational interview and psychiatric study. Some of the common findings in each division are discussed, not with the idea of giving a complete exposition or contributing new ideas, but to illustrate the nature of the problems met at this clinic and the methods used in their solution.

Over a third of the book is devoted to illustrative cases, methods of therapy being pointed out. Finally, the relation of the clinic to the community and the need for the leadership given by a clinic are discussed. The individual

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