Historical underpinnings, structural alterations and philosophical changes: Counseling practice implications of the DSM-5
DSM-5, diagnosis, diagnosis specifiers, assessment, American Psychiatric Association
The Professional Counselor
Regardless of theoretical orientation or work setting, professional counselors should have a thorough understanding of the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). This article includes an overview of the most recent revision process and identification of key structural and philosophical changes in the DSM-5. The authors conclude with a summary of practice implications for counselors, including specific guidance for recording diagnoses, using diagnostic specifiers and incorporating emerging assessment measures.
Barrio Minton, C. A.
(2014). Historical underpinnings, structural alterations and philosophical changes: Counseling practice implications of the DSM-5. The Professional Counselor, 4(3), 166-178.
Available at: http://nsuworks.nova.edu/cps_facarticles/1523