Jonathan D. Raskin, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology & Counselor Education

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Primer on Alternatives to the DSM Appears in Print

Jun 14, 2021 | All News, Publications

My primer on alternatives to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (co-authored with MS in mental health counseling alum Gabrielle Phillips) has been published in the April 2021 issue of Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. 

Full reference and link to the article:

Phillips, G., & Raskin, J. D. (2021). A primer for clinicians on alternatives to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. Advance online publication, 52(2), 91-103. https://doi.org/10.1037/pro0000327

Public Significance Statement

Cover of Professional Psychology: Research and PracticeThis article offers a “primer” on several systems that can serve as either alternatives or supplements to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (fifth edition; DSM–5) in the diagnosis, conceptualization, and formulation of mental health concerns. Offering an invaluable resource to clinicians, students, and the lay public, the authors summarize the strengths and weaknesses of the International Classification of Diseases (10th and 11th editions), Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual–2, hierarchical taxonomy of psychopathology, and power threat meaning framework, while also briefly mentioning the research domain criteria research initiative.