Jonathan D. Raskin, Ph.D.

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2014 NYMHCA Conference Presentation on Counselor Attitudes Toward DSM-5

Mar 18, 2014 | All News, Presentations

I will be presenting a paper coauthored with Dr. Michael Gayle on counselor and psychologist attitudes toward the DSM-5 at the April 11-13 New York Mental Health Counselors Conference in Albany.


Counselors were surveyed regarding their attitudes toward the DSM. Results indicate they see the manual in a somewhat positive light, believing the DSM-5 will benefit their profession. Their attitudes toward DSM were more positive than those held by psychologists. Nonetheless, counselors support seeing alternatives to the DSM developed.


Raskin, J. D., & Gayle, M. C. (2014, April). How much do counselors like the DSM-5? Results of an empirical study. Paper to be presented at the Biennial Convention of the New York Mental Health Counselors Association, Albany, NY.