author={Iain McCormick and Giles St. J. Burch},
  journal={Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research},
  • I. McCormickG. Burch
  • Published 1 September 2008
  • Education
  • Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research
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