The Best DSM Ever Written?

Jack Klott, an Advocate for DSM-5, Speaks Out

In the intense debate its publication has sparked, DSM-5 has both its critics and its champions. One of the latter is Jack Klott, a mental health professional with 45 years of experience who’s trained over 10,000 therapists in the use of DSM. After reading DSM-5 cover to cover, he says that the new edition is “the best DSM ever written.”

In this video clip, Jack details why, despite one major flaw, he believes DSM-5 is a triumph for our field.


Rich Simon

Richard Simon, PhD, founded Psychotherapy Networker and served as the editor for more than 40 years. He received every major magazine industry honor, including the National Magazine Award. Rich passed away November 2020, and we honor his memory and contributions to the field every day.