Video Congratulations to Spring 2020 Graduates

Here’s a brief video to congratulate the Class of Spring 2020. Doesn’t make up for what they’re missing, but it’s one small way to celebrate their accomplishment. Hope you get a kick out of...

Division 32 President-Elect Column: “Acknowledging our Own Hostility”

Dr. Raskin’s president-elect column in the March 2020 newsletter of the Society for Humanistic Psychology (Division 32 of the American Psychological Association) is available online. It is entitled “Acknowledging our Own Hostility.” Click here to check it...

Blog Post: Not so Great Expectations

My latest Psychology Today blog post, “Not so Great Expectations,” examines the psychological effects of permitting entitled rule-breaking. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/making-meaning/202002/not-so-great-expectations...

New Book Review: Hostility and Psychiatry

Check out my new double new book review, which has appeared as an advance online publication: Hostility and Psychiatry: Spinning Our Wheels While Pretending to Know Review of Mind Fixers: Psychiatry’s Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness, by Anne...

New Book Review: Scapegoating CBT?

I just published a new book review, which has appeared as an advance online publication: Scapegoating CBT? Review of CBT: The Cognitive Behavioral Tsunami By Farhad Dalal London: Routledge, 2018, 197 pp., $29.50 USD, ISBN 978-1-78220-664-4 (paperback). Reviewed in the...

On Writing “Abnormal Psychology: Contrasting Perspectives”

Video of me at APA 2019 in Chicago discussing writing Abnormal Psychology: Contrasting Perspectives....

Advice for Incoming College Students

New blog post at Psychology Today. Excerpt: If you avail yourself of all the phenomenal things that college has to offer, both in and out of the classroom, then you will suspend many of your long-held assumptions and open yourself up to new experiences and new points...

Raskin Elected President of Society for Humanistic Psychology

I have been elected as president of the American Psychological Association‘s Society for Humanistic Psychology (Division 32). I will serve as president-elect during 2019-2020, president during 2020-2021, and past-president during 2021-2022. According to the Society...

Are There Viable Alternatives to the DSM-5?

Check out my latest Psychology Today blog post. Here’s an excerpt: Despite oft-heard complaints about it, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) continues to be the primary diagnostic manual used by mental health...

Article on Alternatives to the DSM Suitable for Psychotherapists

New article in the Journal of Humanistic Psychology: 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 The article is part of a...
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