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Special Section of Journal of Constructivist Psychology on Ethics Published

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Check out the special section in the Fall 2018 issue of the Journal of Constructivist Psychology: “Constructivism and Ethical Meaning-Making: A Target Article and Responses.” The special section presents a target article that I wrote, followed by various colleagues’ responses to it, and then my responses to them. See below for the full contents of… Continue reading

Alternatives to DSM-5 Suitable for Therapists (Advance Online Publication)

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What Might an Alternative to the DSM Suitable for Psychotherapists Look Like? Journal of Humanistic Psychology Jonathan D. Raskin First Published March 7, 2018 / Research Article  Abstract Recent research suggests that psychologists and counselors are dissatisfied with the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition, and open to seeing the development of alternatives… Continue reading

Special Issue on Ethics Available as Advance Online Publications

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I have two articles in a special issue on ethics slated to appear in the Journal of Constructivist Psychology. The articles are currently available as advance online publications. Details and links below. Update: This issue has now been published. Special Issue: Constructivism and Ethical Meaning-Making: A Target Article and Responses Article The Inescapability of Ethics… Continue reading

Counselor Attitudes Toward DSM-5 Article Published

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Dr. Michael C. Gayle and I have coauthored a research article on counselor attitudes toward the DSM-5. The article appears in the November 2017 issue of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology. Reference Gayle, M. C., & Raskin, J. D. (2017). DSM-5: Do counselors really want an alternative? Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 57(6), 650-666. doi: 10.1177/0022167817696839 Abstract The results of a… Continue reading

Counselor Attitudes about DSM-5 Paper Available as Advance Online Publication

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My coauthored article with Mike Gayle on counselor attitudes toward the DSM-5 is now available as an advance online publication. Check it out. Reference Gayle, M. C., & Raskin, J. D. (2017). DSM-5: Do counselors really want an alternative? Journal of Humanistic Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0022167817696839 Abstract The results of a survey exploring counselor attitudes toward the fifth edition of… Continue reading

Newly Published: “DSM-5: Do Psychologists Really Want an Alternative?”

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The first of my two coauthored articles (with Mike Gayle) on professionals’ attitudes toward the DSM has been published in the September 2016 issue of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology. Here’s the reference and abstract:  Raskin, J. D., & Gayle, M. C. (2016). DSM-5: Do psychologists really want an alternative? Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 56(5), 439-456. doi: 10.1177/0022167815577897 DSM-5: Do Psychologists Really Want… Continue reading

Book Chapter on Integrative Constructivism

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Forthcoming chapter on integrative constructivism in The Wiley handbook of personal construct psychology: Excerpt: Personal construct psychologists have historically had an uneasy relationship with constructivism. Some have objected to it on philosophical grounds, arguing that George Kelly’s (1955, 1991a, 1991b) personalconstruct psychology (PCP) is best viewed as a critical realist, not constructivist, approach (Noaparast, 1995;… Continue reading

Psychologist Attitudes about DSM-5 Paper Available as Advance Online Publication

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My coauthored article with Mike Gayle on psychologist attitudes toward the DSM-5 is now available as an advance online publication. Check it out. Reference Raskin, J. D., & Gayle, M. C. (2015). DSM-5: Do psychologists really want an alternative? Journal of Humanistic Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0022167815577897 Abstract Only two published studies, both from the early 1980s, have specifically… Continue reading

Studies in Meaning 5 Published

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I am pleased to announce that the latest volume of Studies in Meaning has been published by Pace University Press: Studies in Meaning 5: Disturbing the Status Quo in Constructivist Psychology (20% pre-publication discount!) Edited by Jonathan D. Raskin, Sara K. Bridges, & Jack S. Kahn Is constructivist psychology still relevant? Was it ever? Is it merely an… Continue reading

Pre-publication Discount on Studies in Meaning 5

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STUDIES IN MEANING 5: PERTURBING THE STATUS QUO IN CONSTRUCTIVIST PSYCHOLOGY AVAILABLE NOW AT THE PRE-PUBLICATION (20% DISCOUNT) PRICE OF $32.00 US! Printable pre-publication order form Edited by Jonathan D. Raskin, Sara K. Bridges, and Jack S. Kahn   DESCRIPTION: Is constructivist psychology still relevant? Was it ever? Is it merely an obtuse cluster of theories… Continue reading