The print version of my co-authored study of psychologist attitudes toward DSM and its alternatives appeared in the December 2022 issue of Professional Psychology: Research and Practice: Raskin, J. D., Maynard, D., & Gayle, M. C. (2022). Psychologist attitudes toward DSM-5 and its alternatives. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice,53(6), 553–563. https://doi.org/10.1037/pro0000480 (preprint) Public Significance Statement This… Continue reading →
I have co-authored a new research study with Drs. Doug Maynard and Michael Gayle that found psychologists overwhelmingly use the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) but aren’t satisfied with it. The article was just published in Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. Read the accepted prepublication version. Article details below. The article has already received media attention here.… Continue reading →
Dr. Raskin presented at the 2022 American Psychological Association annual convention in Minneapolis as part of a symposium panel looking at DSM-5-TR and its alternatives. Chaired by clinical psychologist Todd DuBose, the panel included seminal representatives of various diagnostic approaches: Sarah Morris (Associate Head of Research Domain Criteria at the National Institute of Mental Health), Robert… Continue reading →
I appeared on British TV on July 23, 2022 to discuss a new study that says research doesn’t support the serotonin theory of depression.
Check out my Psychology Today blog post on whether “maladaptive daydreaming” should be considered a mental disorder.
My Society for Humanistic Psychology (SHP) presidential address has been published in The Humanistic Psychologist as an advance online publication. SHP is Division 32 of the American Psychological Association. If you don’t have access to The Humanistic Psychologist, a preprint is available here. Citation Raskin, J. D. (2022). Using context-centered and person-centered therapies to unite a divided nation.… Continue reading →
I’m participating in two presentations at this week’s virtual APA convention. Society for Humanistic Psychology Presidential Address: Using Humanistic Psychology to Unite a Divided Nation APA Collaborative Program: Moving Beyond the DSM-5? Leading Experts Outline and Discuss Cutting-Edge Alternatives Live Q&A sessions will be held in the Society for Humanistic Psychology virtual hospitality suite on Saturday,… Continue reading →
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. Read the prepublication accepted draft here. Full reference and link to the article: Phillips, G., & Raskin, J. D. (2021).… Continue reading →
Some therapists don’t return calls from prospective clients. This is not just unprofessional, it’s also unethical. Read about it in my latest Psychology Today blog post.
My final Society for Humanistic Psychology presidential column examines how we can use humanistic psychology principles and practices to move forward together after the pandemic. Check it out here.