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Dennis Relojo

DSM-5 Update for Counsellors and Students

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Dennis Relojo, (2017, October 20). DSM-5 Update for Counsellors and Students. Psychreg on Editor's Choice. https://www.psychreg.org/dsm-5-update/
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The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) is the 2013 update to the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) classification and diagnostic tool. In the US, the DSM serves as a universal authority for psychiatric diagnoses. Treatment recommendations, as well as payment by health care providers, are often determined by DSM classifications, so the appearance of a new version has significant practical importance.

In a four-hour lecture, Aaron Norton, LMHC, a psychotherapist and Adjunct Instructor at the University of South Florida’s Department of Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counselling, and Henry Tenenbaum, PhD, a clinical psychologist, walk students and alumni of three graduate degree programmes through changes in the 5th edition of the DSM-5.

Here’s the second part of the video:

The DSM-5 was published on May 18, 2013, superseding the DSM-IV-TR, which was published in 2000. The development of the new edition began with a conference in 1999, and proceeded with the formation of a Task Force in 2007, which developed and field-tested a variety of new classifications. In most respects DSM-5 is not greatly changed from DSM-IV-TR.


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Dennis Relojo is the founder of Psychreg and is also the Editor-in-Chief of Psychreg Journal of Psychology. Aside from PJP, he sits on the editorial boards of peer-reviewed journals, and is a Commissioning Editor for the International Society of Critical Health Psychology. A Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society, Dennis holds a master’s degree in psychology from the University of Hertfordshire. His research interest lies in the intersection of psychology and blogging. You can connect with him through Twitter @DennisRelojo and his website.


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