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ERIC Number: EJ886350
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-0735-6846
Critical Consideration of the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual": Importance of the Inclusion of Cultural and Contextual Factors
Adams, Jennifer R.; Quartiroli, Alessandro
Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Education and Development, v49 n1 p84-97 Spr 2010
The authors note that although the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" (4th ed., text rev.; American Psychiatric Association, 2000) provides a useful tool for assessment and treatment planning, there has been debate over the lack of attention to issues of diversity. The elements of this debate are presented, along with arguments for inclusion of client strengths and resources as alternatives for diagnosis alone.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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