Child-guidance Clinics

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In the field of Psychiatry one of the most significant event was the creation of child- guidance clinics ?

It started with William Healy in 1909 in the institute devoted to the study of juvenile problems in Chicago.

William Healy (1869-1963) was a psychiatrist and one of the founder of the American Orthopsychiatric Association. He published in 1915 an famous book entitled “The Individual Delinquent”, result of his historical research investigations of several institutions for delinquents.

Healy also contributed to introduce the Psychoanalysis in America and the theories of Sigmund Freud.

(Edited by Dr. María Moya Guirao, MD)

The Individual Delinquent book

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