Professor Jonathan Raskin has published a new article in the Journal of Humanistic Psychology on diagnostic alternatives to the DSM-5. The article is part of a special issue, “Diagnostic Alternatives Part 4.”
The full reference and abstract are below.
Raskin, J. D. (2019). What might an alternative to the DSM suitable for psychotherapists look like? Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 59(3), 368-375. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022167818761919
Recent research suggests that psychologists and counselors are dissatisfied with the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition, and open to seeing the development of alternatives to it. Any alternative suitable for psychotherapists must meet certain requirements. A successful alternative must (a) place psychosocial factors on equal footing with biological factors; (b) categorize problems, not people; (c) be scientifically grounded; (d) be collaboratively developed; and (e) be usable across orientations, professions, and constituencies.