While the polemical debates over the new DSM have received widespread coverage, the reactions of ordinary clinicians have yet to receive much scrutiny.
The vice chair of the DSM-5 Task Force is bemused that the release of what was intended to be a more accurate and rigorously researched manual has raised such an uproar.
As the man responsible for the previous edition, the foremost critic of DSM-5 is perhaps the last person you’d expect to trash this latest, biggest version.
From small insignificant beginnings in 1952, when almost nobody read it, DSM has become a kind of sacred literary monster. Today, it’s the most detested and certainly the most debated mental health classification scheme ever devised.
You know you’re up against a tough customer when you regularly leave sessions feeling like a troubled client yourself—insecure, incompetent, frustrated, and even angry. This highly practical webcast series zeroes in on concrete strategies that are proven to work with clients who can push our buttons and leave us feeling ineffective.
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