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2021 APA Virtual Convention Presentations

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Flyer for "Presidential Address: Using Humanistic Psychology to Unite a Divided Nation"

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

Primer on Alternatives to the DSM Appears in Print

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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… Continue reading

Blog Post: Scapegoating the Mentally Ill Won’t Stop Gun Violence

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My latest blog post addresses the horrific mass shootings in Atlanta and Boulder, which have reignited debate over gun laws. Some argue that the problem of gun violence is mostly attributable to mental illness, not access to guns. However, research debunks the presumed link between mass shootings and mental illness, while also showing that access… Continue reading

Video: “COVID-19: Trauma & Coping”

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Without Limits logo

My presentation at the “Without Limits” faculty panel explored using context-centered theory to help people cope with the coronavirus pandemic. The panel was sponsored by the SUNY New Paltz College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. My talk was based on the following co-authored paper: Raskin, J. D., & Efran, J. S. (2021). The coronavirus in context: Guidance… Continue reading

Diversity from a Constructivist Perspective

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Watch my presentation on diversity from a constructivist perspective, presented as part of a panel on humanistic approaches to multiculturalism and diversity as part of the Society for Humanistic Psychology‘s 2021 Virtual Conference Series.   Hoffman, L., Granger, N., Jr., Jackson, T., St. John, D., Morrill, Z., Islam, S., & Raskin, J. D. (2021, February… Continue reading

Two Entries: The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Critical Perspectives on Mental Health

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The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Critical Perspectives on Mental Health

Dr. Raskin is the author of two entries in the The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Critical Perspectives on Mental Health: Raskin, J. D. (2021). Power threat meaning framework (PTMF). In J. N. Lester & M. O’Reilly (Eds.), The Palgrave encyclopedia of critical perspectives on mental health. Palgrave Macmillan. Raskin, J. D. (2021). Transitive diagnosis. In… Continue reading

Book Review of “Beyond the DSM”

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New book review in the Journal of Constructivist Psychology: Raskin, J. D. (2021). Not quite beyond the DSM [Review of the book Beyond the DSM: Toward a process-based alternative for diagnosis and mental health treatment, by S. C. Hayes & S. Hofmann, Eds.]. Journal of Constructivist Psychology. Advance online publication.