Whether you’re a critic or a proponent of DSM-5, this edition will affect your practice. Between several new diagnoses, the removal of other diagnoses, new symptom clusters, and new severity scales, there’s a lot of information in DSM-5 that anyone practicing psychotherapy needs to understand.
That’s where Martha Teater comes in. Having already trained over 4,000 clinicians on the changes in DSM-5, Martha has become an expert on this new edition and what clinicians really need to know.
In this short video clip, Martha discusses a huge change in the DSM-5 that many therapists are still adjusting to—diagnosis-specific severity scales.
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.
Martha Teater, MA, LMFT, LCAS, LPC, is a Diplomate with the Academy for Cognitive Therapy and is a practicing cognitive-behavioral therapist. She has maintained a private practice for over 27 years and has worked in primary care settings, free clinics, and medication-assisted treatment programs. Martha is a Red Cross disaster mental health manager and has been on many national disaster deployments where she provides support to traumatized people. She is also involved with the Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces to develop programs to support military and veteran families.
A prolific writer, Martha has published over 175 articles in newspapers and magazines, including Psychotherapy Networker and Family Therapy Magazine. Martha is the co-author (with John Ludgate) of Overcoming Compassion Fatigue: A Practical Resilience Workbook (PESI, 2014) and (with Don Teater) Treating Chronic Pain: Pill-Free Approaches to Move People from Hurt to Hope (PESI, 2017).