Couple and Family Counseling and the DSM-5

Directions:

For this Discussion, you will examine the DSM-5 and how it informs your professional practice. You also explore the advantages and disadvantages of being familiar with the DSM-5.

Post an example of a specific instance in which you may need to consult with another mental health professional who utilizes the DSM-5. Then, explain how your familiarity with the DSM-5 may influence this consultation. Next, explain one advantage and one disadvantage of a couple and family practitioner being familiar with the DSM-5. Be specific.

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the resources.

Resources:

Larner, G., Strong, T., & Busch, R. (2013). Family Therapy & the Spectre of DSM-5. Australian & New Zealand Journal Of Family Therapy, 34(2), 87-89.

Lebow, J. L. (2013). Editorial: DSM-V and family therapy. Family Process, 52(2), 155–160.

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