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Switching roles: a qualitative study of staff experiences of being dialectical behaviour therapists within the National Health Service in England

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Switching roles : a qualitative study of staff experiences of being dialectical behaviour therapists within the National Health Service in England. / Hutton, Rebecca; Hodge, Suzanne Margaret; Tighe, Martin Gerald.

In: The Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, Vol. 10, No. e6, e6, 2017.

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Hutton R, Hodge SM, Tighe MG. Switching roles: a qualitative study of staff experiences of being dialectical behaviour therapists within the National Health Service in England. The Cognitive Behaviour Therapist. 2017;10(e6):e6. Epub 2017 Aug 25. doi: 10.1017/S1754470X17000083

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