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A Genetics Counseling Clinic in a Mental Health Setting
Julian Kivowitz; William Keirn
Psychiatric Services 1973; doi:
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Child Outpatient Department Division of Child Psychiatry Neuropsychiatric Institute Center for the Health Sciences University of California at Los Angeles

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A genetics counseling clinic was established at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute in July 1971, staffed jointly by medical geneticists and mental health professionals. The authors discuss the emotional implications of genetic disorders for families, and the advantages of locating such clinics in mental health settings.

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