Training Nurses in Child Behaviour Psychotherapy

  • F. Lieh Mak


In most developing countries the resources for treating emotionally disturbed children are extremely limited. Hong Kong is a case in point. There are only eight child psychiatrists serving a child population of 1.4 million. Consequently there has been attempts at training other professionals to bridge the gap between supply and demand.


Eating Disorder Child Psychiatrist Disturbed Child Care Commitment School Phobia 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Lieh Mak
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  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Hong KongPokfulamHong Kong

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