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DxSummit Concludes, but Conversations about the Future of Mental Health Continue

Dear Participants of the Global Summit on Diagnostic Alternatives (GSDA):   Thank you for your participation in GSDA. At this time, the summit has run its course, having generated many new initiatives and having fostered a conversation that will no doubt continue in other professional venues for quite some time. As for , we have...
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International Summit to Develop New Approaches to Mental Health Diagnosis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Society for Humanistic Psychology, a Division of the American Psychological Association GLOBAL SUMMIT ON DIAGNOSTIC ALTERNATIVES ANNOUNCES INTERNATIONAL MEETING ON MENTAL HEALTH Washington, , July 23, 2014 – In the wake of major criticisms of the current approaches to mental health diagnosis, an international summit of experts is convening to explore more humane ways...
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In-person Global Summit on Diagnostic Alternatives

The Global Summit on Diagnostic Alternatives (GSDA) is an online, ongoing platform for rethinking mental health. Two days prior to the 2014 American Psychological Association (APA) convention in Washington, , GSDA will host an in-person meeting of 20 to 25 researchers and practitioners in order to address alternatives to the current diagnostic paradigm and...
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Current Status of Dx

Toward an In-Person Summit

While DxSummit continues to offer opportunities for critique of traditional DSM-style diagnosis, its main goal has been to provide a place for the discussion of diagnostic alternatives. To wit, many posts have attempted to sketch out, in basic form, what diagnosis in the helping professions might look like in the future. Some of the...
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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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