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ERIC Number: ED457468
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 24
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The Use of DSM-IV in Family Counseling: Ethical Considerations.
Beamish, Patricia M.
This paper describes the ethical dilemmas encountered by family counselors using the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV (DSM). Numerous authors have emphasized that the DSM system does not contribute in an effective or efficient manner in the conduct of family therapy. The ethical issues of misrepresentation; trust; malfeasance; and confidentiality are presented within a family counseling context. Current solutions are reviewed including developing new diagnostic approaches, expanding the current DSM classifications, and adapting the current system. Recommendations are presented that address the need for setting a research agenda to develop a new system of diagnosis that is more compatible with a family systems counseling paradigm. (Contains 49 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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