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New methods--more questions: a commentary on interdisciplinary dialogues.

Center for Psychotherapy Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Room 648, 3535 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3309, USA.
Psychotherapy Research (Impact Factor: 1.75). 09/2009; 19(6):644-8. DOI: 10.1080/10503300903045131
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