Discover How DSM-5 Will Affect Your Practice

Martha Teater on One of the Major Changes in DSM-5

Rich Simon


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 from her session in our Networker Webcast series, The Uproar Over DSM-5, Martha discusses a huge change in the DSM-5 that many therapists are still adjusting to—diagnosis-specific severity scales.

The Uproar Over DSM-5
How to Use the New Standards with Confidence

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Martha Teater, M.A., is a Diplomate with the Academy of Cognitive Therapy who has trained over 4,000 clinicians on the new changes in DSM-5. Martha joins Allen Frances, Darrel Regier, Jack Klott, Gary Greenberg, and David Mays for the re-release of our invaluable webcast series.

Here’s a preview of what each session in this series offers you:

  • Allen Frances on Saving Normal: Has Psychiatric Diagnosis Gotten Out of Control?
    Learn why the head of the DSM-IV Task Force believes that “DSM-5 is a sad moment in the history of psychiatry.”

  • Martha Teater on Navigating the New DSM-5: Ten Ways It Will Impact Your Practice
    Get a concise overview of the major revisions in DSM-5 by a presenter who has already trained 4,000 therapists in the new DSM system.

  • Darrel Regier on Answering the Critics: Inside the Decision-Making for DSM-5
    Hear about the scientific rationale behind the major changes in the new DSM from the Vice Chair of the DSM-5 Task Force.

  • Jack Klott on Revolutionizing Diagnosis and Treatment Using DSM-5
    Explore how DSM-5 can enhance your case conceptualization and understanding of your clients’ behavior.

  • Gary Greenberg on The Book of Woe: DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry
    Take a look at the blend of hard science, institutional politics, public relations, and bureaucratic in-fighting that helped shape DSM-5.

  • David Mays on Beyond DSM-5: The Future of Treating Mental Disorders
    Examine the latest developments in the field that will eventually lead to radical changes in the next edition of the DSM.


The Uproar Over DSM-5
How to Use the New Standards with Confidence

Click here for full course details

Topic: Business of Therapy

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Friday, April 18, 2014 3:16:48 PM | posted by Steven Blaisdell
No, this edition of the increasingly discredited DSM will not affect my practice in any meaningful way, any more than the previous edition affected my practice. As a wise presenter at a recent training recently said, and I paraphrase, I'll do the work as it needs to be done, and then if necessary find some way to describe this for insurance purposes. If insurance is not involved or an issue, then the DSM, in any edition, will have little to no effect on my thriving and effective practice. It’s long past time therapists and those on the front lines of treatment begin the process of weaning off the near useless doorstop known as the DSM, as have the National Institutes of Health. I am in the business of working with complex, multidimensional human beings, people who are the sum of a lifetime of experiences, not reducible to clusters of artificial, socially constructed, dehumanizing ‘symptoms.’ No, the DSM -5 will most assuredly not affect my practice in any meaningful way.