An Experiment in Short Term Treatment in a Child Guidance Clinic

By Elise M. Fell

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Winter 1959

This article describes an experiment on short-term treatment for children and parents at a child guidance clinic. The experiment featured children from a variety of age groups. It is also noted that in the majority of the cases there were underlying pathologies, which were bound to continue beyond the completion of treatment, however the pathologies did not preclude working with the clients toward specific goals. The case features a 10-year-old girl named Ellen who after being threatened by boys at school, refused to attend school for a month. The piece concludes by affirming the results of the case study while also expressing hope that the results can contribute to additional specialization of methodology concerning this area.

Topic: Methodology, Youth, Social Work, Mental Health, Program Evaluation, Family, Study

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 36/No. 2

Page Number(s): 144-149

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Genre: Report

Coverage: Chicago, Illinois , United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Fell, Elise M. An Experiment in Short Term Treatment in a Child Guidance Clinic. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Winter 1959: 144-149.


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