Trends and implications of proposed changes to the DSM-5 for vulnerable populations

Raissa Miller, Elizabeth Prosek

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The revision process for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed., text rev.; American Psychiatric Association, 2000) has increased consciousness for the role of diagnosis in counseling. In this article, the authors discuss 3 trends of the proposed changes: the influence of the medical model, the attention to nosology, and lowered thresholds and their potential impact on nondominant populations. Potential implications for reflection and advocacy among counseling professionals are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)359-366
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Counseling and Development
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2013


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Applied Psychology

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