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Charlotte Ettrup Christiansen

The day we were dogs: Mental illness, shared reading, and moments of transformation

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The day we were dogs : Mental illness, shared reading, and moments of transformation. / Dalsgård, Anne Line; Christiansen, Charlotte.

I: ETHOS, Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthroplogy, 2021.

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Dalsgård, A. L., & Christiansen, C. (Accepteret/In press). The day we were dogs: Mental illness, shared reading, and moments of transformation. ETHOS, Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthroplogy.

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