College of Psychology: Faculty Articles

Title

Inside The DSM-5: The Future of Personality Disorders

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-2011

Publication Title

Counseling Today

ISSN

1078-8719

Volume

53

Issue/No.

11

Abstract

The article discusses the proposed revisions to the personality disorders of the 5th edition of the book "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" (DSM-5). It offers information on the efforts of the American Psychiatric Association to integrate the existing personality disorder models. It highlights the procedures used by clinicians in identifying personality functioning including assessment of all levels of personality functioning, personality types, and trait facets.

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