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Am J Orthopsychiatry. 1989 Apr;59(2):246-56.

Psychotherapy and mandated reporting of child abuse.

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Research Center for Children and Youth, State University of New York, Buffalo.

Abstract

Seventy-six percent of 65 psychotherapy cases seen in a child guidance clinic either did not change or improved following a mandated report of suspected child abuse. In a significant minority of cases, the therapy relationship deteriorated when the report was made about a client in treatment, and improved when the report was made about a third party not in treatment.

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2712158
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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