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Don't jump ship!: new approaches in teaching mental health to undergraduates

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Don't jump ship! new approaches in teaching mental health to undergraduates. / Harper, David ; Cromby, John ; Reavey, Paula; Cooke, Anne; Anderson, Jill.

In: Psychologist, Vol. 20, No. 5, 05.2007, p. 302-304.

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Harper D, Cromby J, Reavey P, Cooke A, Anderson J. Don't jump ship! new approaches in teaching mental health to undergraduates. Psychologist. 2007 May;20(5):302-304.

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Harper, David ; Cromby, John ; Reavey, Paula ; Cooke, Anne ; Anderson, Jill. / Don't jump ship! new approaches in teaching mental health to undergraduates. In: Psychologist. 2007 ; Vol. 20, No. 5. pp. 302-304.

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