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Navigating the New DSM-5: Ten Ways It Will Impact Your Practice with Martha Teater

DSM-5: NP0043 – Session 2

As a clinician are you concerned about how DSM-5 will affect your practice? Join Martha Teater as she goes over the Severity Scale, the 5 Axis System, and how the new diagnostic model will affect you.

After the session, please let us know what you think. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email

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8 Responses to Navigating the New DSM-5: Ten Ways It Will Impact Your Practice with Martha Teater

  1. Marilou Barratt says:

    If you indicate tolerance and withdrawal with substance abuse isn’t that distinguishing between abuse and addiction?

    • Tolerance and withdrawal are just two of the 11 symptoms of a substance use disorder.

      The way to label that is “substance use disorder”. The terms abuse, dependence, and addiction aren’t used in the diagnosis.

      You name the substance (choosing from the list of 10 substances in the manual) and then just add “…use disorder”.

      Thanks for your question.
      Martha Teater

  2. morrison94 says:

    Interesting presentation.
    It should be noted that the DSM personality disorder task force wasn’t the group that nixed the new PD criteria; it was the APA board. That’s why we have PDs essentially unchanged from DSM-IV. The task force members were pretty generally uniformly aghast. Martha Teater simply misspoke.

    • You’re right, the personality disorders workgroup had suggested that personality disorders be reduced to five, it was a vote of the other group that voted it down I December.

      Thanks for the correction.
      Martha Teater

  3. VineyardCounseling says:

    Very helpful webinar.
    Martha mentioned an electronic version is now available. A Kindle version is not yet available. Any idea when it will be?
    Many thanks!

  4. Psychotherapy Networker says:

    The link to Martha’s handout can be found on the purchased items page, in the ‘Bonus Materials’ box:

  5. says:

    Great webinar. I like more details and specificity for diagnosing!

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