Pressing Issues

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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My Question to the Participants of this Summit: What do you bring to this Platform?

While I was toying with what to write for this post, for many an idea tossed in my brain, but I needed more time to organize them, I thought I want to know what everyone who is here on the DxSummit is thinking, and it ought to be known to everyone else as well....
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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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Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way! (A Layman Perspective on Change)

The worthwhile discussions of DxSummit may be rendered meaningless if not accompanied by a plan of action reflecting the insights generated here.  This article proposes a plan of action for comment and refinement. Introduction I write this article out of a mixture of feelings and perceptions concerning DxSummit and its contributors. I’ve been visiting...
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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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