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Beyond Technophobia

Even you can use the Internet to grow your practice

Casey Truffo

As a practice-building coach for the last seven years, I've met a lot of therapists who are working hard to implement marketing strategies that just don't work in today's therapy environment, although they worked well in the past. So what's changed? One word: the Internet. So how do you create a web presence? Here are a few possibilities.

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Why the Latest DSM Is the Best Edition Ever

How DSM-5 Can Lead to Better Treatment Decisions

Rich Simon

While DSM-5 has more than its share of critics, Jack Klott—a highly regarded workshop presenter who’s probably trained as many therapists in DSM as anyone in our field—is actually one of its biggest fans.

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Why DSM-5 Is a Step Forward for Psychotherapy

Find Out About the Benefits of Dimensional Diagnosis

Rich Simon

As therapists, we’re well aware that our clients in psychological distress rarely—if ever—fit neatly into the strict confines of DSM disorders. Even Darrel Regier, vice chair of the DSM-5 Task Force, knows perfectly well that psychiatric diagnosis is often inherently ambiguous and that the science behind the classification system isn’t all it might be.

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The Biggest Changes in DSM-5 and What To Do About Them

What One of its Most Controversial Omissions Means to Your Practice

Rich Simon

It’s been a year now since the publication of DSM-5, and much of the media coverage up to this point has focused on the critics. But how are ordinary clinicians adapting to the specifics of the new DSM and what are their questions?

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Understanding the Dangers of Diagnostic Epidemics

The Most Powerful Psychiatrist in America on Why DSM-5 Is a Step Backward

Rich Simon

Allen Frances learned first-hand how, even when motivated by the best of intentions, changes in the “bible of psychiatry” can have large-scale negative consequences no one can foresee.

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The Best DSM Ever Written?

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

Rich Simon

In the intense debate its publication has sparked, DSM-5 has both its critics and its champions. One of the latter is Jack Klott, who says that the new edition is “the best DSM ever written.”

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The Great DSM-5 Debate, Part II

An Interview with Darrel Regier

Mary Sykes Wylie

Darrel Regier, vice chair of the DSM-5 Task Force, appears a mild, unassuming researcher, slightly bemused that the release of what was intended to be a more accurate, nuanced, and rigorously researched manual has raised such an uproar—a virtual in-house outbreak of oppositional defiant disorder, and surely the most intense and widespread challenge to DSM’s legitimacy in its 62-year history.

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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.

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Embracing DSM-5, Like It or Not

Understanding the Changes in the New DSM Edition

Martha Teater

Since the release of DSM-5, its critics have complained that the definitions in the new edition are now too broad, too inclusive (or not inclusive enough), too biological (or not biological enough), too vague, too quixotic, too unscientific, too much under the thumb of Big Pharma—the list goes on. However, since few people argue that mental health professionals can treat people or do research without some sort of diagnostic system, at this point we’ll have to make friends with DSM-5.

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The Great DSM-5 Debate

An Interview with Allen Frances

Mary Sykes Wylie

The widely acknowledged chief spokesperson for the opposition against DSM-5 is none other than Allen Frances—perhaps the last person you would expect to trash this latest, biggest DSM.

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