TITLE

Back to Basics: Using the DSM-5 to Benefit Clients

AUTHOR(S)
Buckley, Matthew R.
PUB. DATE
June 2014
SOURCE
Professional Counselor: Research & Practice;2014, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p159
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
It is a pleasure to introduce this special DSM-5 edition of The Professional Counselor, which provides a solid primer regarding changes in the DSM-5 diagnosis process and how these changes will likely impact mental health professionals. Changes within the DSM-5 have prompted counselors to revisit the basics of diagnosis and consider the cessation of certain conventions (e.g., the multiaxial system) and what these changes mean to counselors as they perform their vital work for the benefit of clients. The unprecedented inclusion of various mental health professionals in the development of the DSM-5 is an inherent recognition of how this tool is being used across a wide range of professional disciplines that focus on psychopathology. I hope these articles not only inform, but encourage further research into the practical use of the DSM-5, "stimulate new clinical perspectives" in mental illness (American Psychiatric Association [APA], 2013, p. 10), and inspire continued professional dialogue around DSM nosology and the diagnostic processes.
ACCESSION #
102840439

 

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