Cultural Issues

Counselors for Social Justice Position Statement on DSM-5

Below is the Counselors for Social Justice Position Statement on the Development of the DSM-5. Dr. Julie R. Ancis served as Chair and committee members included Michael D’Andrea, Rhonda Bryant, Cheree Hammond, Susan Riser, and Shemya Vaughn. The statement highlights issues of concern related to the empirical basis of categories, or lack thereof, social...
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Pressing Issues

DxSummit Officially Launches

DSM-5 Is Widely Criticized, and Pursuit Of Alternatives in Mental Health Care Is Underway For Immediate Release: The latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5) of the American Psychiatric Association is being released on May 22, 2013. It is the fifth revision of this widely influential manual for diagnosing mental distress and illness, and has been...
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