Tag Archives: Psychology Today

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

Can Therapists Really Share Power with Clients?

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New post on my blog, “Making Meaning: Constructing Understandings in a Confusing World.” Excerpt: When a therapist gives power away, what does this mean? Does the client get to decide how long sessions last? Where they are held? What diagnostic code goes to the insurance company? What theoretical orientation the clinician utilizes? What the therapist’s fee is?… Continue reading

Do You Actually Have a Personality?

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“Do You Actually Have a Personality?” New post on my blog, “Making Meaning: Constructing Understandings in a Confusing World.” Excerpt: From the standpoint of social constructionist approaches to meaning-making, this presumption that how you act stems mainly from stable and enduring qualities inside you is suspect because it fails to fully consider the crucial influence of context on… Continue reading