Commentary: A Call to Action to Secure the Future of Pediatric Psychology-Resonating to the Points of Rozensky and Janicke (2012)

Clinical Child Psychology Program, University of Kansas, 1000 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA.
Journal of Pediatric Psychology (Impact Factor: 2.91). 03/2012; 37(4):369-75. DOI: 10.1093/jpepsy/jss053
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