The DSM. Discussion 1: The DSMAt the heart of every great mystery lies a solution. Just as a good detective may use specific guidelines to gather evidence for a solution, so too might a good psychologist use set criteria to gather evidence for an accurate solution, or diagnosis. Although detectives focus onÿwhoÿis responsible for the problem, psychologists focus onÿwhyÿandÿhowÿthe problem surfaced. To make an accurate diagnosis, psychologists follow set diagnostic criteria outlined in the DSM. As a classification system for diagnosis, the DSM is important in the field, but current literature highlights the fact that, along with its strengths, limitations exist in it for accuracy in client diagnosis.For this Discussion, consider the classification system of the DSM. Think about the relative strengths and limitations of this classification system in making a diagnosis.With these thoughts in mind:Post by Day 3a brief description of the overall classification system of the DSM in your own words. Then discuss the strengths and limitations of the DSM.Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources and current literature.Readingsúÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ American Psychiatric Association. (2013).ÿDiagnostic and statistical manual of mental disordersÿ(5th ed.). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing.oÿÿÿ Introduction, Use of the Manual, Cautionary Statement for Forensic Use of DSM-5oÿÿÿ Assessment Measures, Cultural Formulationoÿÿÿ Appendix: Highlight of Changes from DSM-IV to DSM-5ÿÿ Paris, J. (2015). The intelligent clinician?s guide to the DSM-5ÿ(2nd ed.).ÿNew York, NY: Oxford University Press. Retrieved from the Walden Library.úÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Chapter 5, ?Diagnostic Validity?úÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Chapter 6, ?Dimensionality?úÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Chapter 7, ?Clinical Utility?ÿÿ Johnson, R. (2013). Forensic and culturally responsive approach for the DSM-5: Just the FACTS.ÿJournal of Theory Construction & Testing,ÿ17(1), 18?22. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.ÿÿ Miller, R., & Prosek, E. A. (2013). Trends and implications of proposed changes to the DSM-5 for vulnerable populations.ÿJournal Of Counseling & Development,ÿ91(3), 359?366. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.ÿÿ Mohr, J. J., Weiner, J. L., Chopp, R. M., & Wong, S. J. (2009). Effects of client bisexuality on clinical judgment: When is bias most likely to occur?ÿJournal of Counseling Psychology, 56(1), 164?175.ÿ Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.ÿÿ McLaughlin, J. E. (2006). The pros and cons of viewing formal diagnosis from a social constructionist perspective.ÿJournal of Humanistic Counseling, Education & Development, 45(2), 165?172.ÿ Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.ÿÿ Thakker, J., & Ward, T. (1998). Culture and classification: The cross-cultural application of the DSM-IV.ÿClinical Psychology Review, 18(5), 501?529.ÿ Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.ÿÿ Document:ÿMarvin Case Study Use this document to complete Discussion 2 this week.Optional Resourcesúÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Flanagan, E. H., & Blashfield, R. K. (2007). Clinician’s folk taxonomies of mental disorders.ÿPhilosophy, Psychiatry & Psychology, 14(3), 249?269.ÿ Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.úÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Hohenshil, T. H. (1996). Editorial: Role of assessment and diagnosis in counseling.ÿJournal of Counseling & Development, 75(1), 64?67.ÿ Retrieved from the Walden Library databases. ÿúÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Hays, D. G., McLeod, A. L., & Prosek, E. (2009). Diagnostic variance among counselors and counselor trainees.ÿMeasurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 42(1), 3?14.ÿ Retrieved from the Walden Library databases. ÿúÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ MacDonald, A., & Krueger, R. F. (2013). Mapping the country within: A special section on reconceptualizing the classification of mental disorders.ÿJournal Of Abnormal Psychology,ÿ122(3), 891?893. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.úÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Obiols, J. E. (2012). DSM 5: Precedents, present and prospects.ÿInternational Journal Of Clinical Health & Psychology,ÿ12(2), 281?290.



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