Posts by Jonathan Raskin

New Book Review: Scapegoating CBT?

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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 Journal of Constructivist Psychology by Jonathan D. Raskin, Department of Psychology, State University of New York at… Continue reading

Raskin Elected President of Society for Humanistic Psychology

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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 for Humanistic Psychology website: The society represents a constellation of “humanistic psychologies” that includes the earlier Rogerian, transpersonal and existential orientations as… Continue reading

Fall 2019 Textbook for PSY412 Abnormal Psychology

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Front and back cover, "Abnormal Psychology: Contrasting Perspectives"

For Fall 2019, I will be teaching: PSY412 Abnormal Psychology The required book to purchase for this class is as follows: Raskin, J. D. (2019). Abnormal psychology: Contrasting perspectives. London, England: Red Globe Press/Macmillan International Higher Education. You may purchase the book in either hard copy or electronic format. Hard copies can be purchased from the campus… Continue reading

Online First Publication: The Practice of Context-Centered Psychotherapy

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photo, Jay Efran

A new article in which I interview Jay Efran about how he structures his psychotherapy practice is now available as an online first publication: Raskin, J. D., & Efran. J. S. (2019). The practice of context-centered psychotherapy: A conversation with Jay Efran. The Humanistic Psychologist. Advance online publication. Abstract: This article presents an interview… Continue reading

Are There Viable Alternatives to the DSM-5?

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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 professionals. However, in the last few years there has been a lot of discussion about potential alternatives to the DSM-5.… Continue reading

Textbooks for Summer 2019 Classes

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Summer Session at SUNY New Paltz

For Summer 2019, I will be teaching two undergraduate classes: PSY273 Psychology of Adjustment PSY440 Clinical and Counseling Psychology Here are the required books for these classes. They can be purchased from a variety of sellers, including Amazon and the Campus Bookstore. PSY273 Psychology of Adjustment: Moritsugu, J., Vera, E, M., Harmon Jacobs, J., & Kennedy, M. (2017).… Continue reading

Article on Alternatives to the DSM Suitable for Psychotherapists

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image of Raskin (2019) article title

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. The article is part of a special issue, “Diagnostic Alternatives Part 4.” Abstract: Recent research suggests that psychologists and counselors are dissatisfied with the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of… Continue reading

Podcast: Constructing Alternatives to the DSM

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On MIA Radio, MIA’s Jessica Janze interviewed Dr. Jonathan Raskin, in the Department of Psychology at the State University of New York at New Paltz, where he serves as department chair and teaches classes in psychology and counselor education. He recently authored a textbook titled Abnormal Psychology: Contrasting Perspectives. Dr. Raskin describes a recent article he wrote… Continue reading