Commentary on Jonathan Raskin’s ‘What might an alternative to the DSM suitable for psychotherapists look like?’

Cooper, Rachel Valerie (2019) Commentary on Jonathan Raskin’s ‘What might an alternative to the DSM suitable for psychotherapists look like?’. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 59 (3). pp. 376-384. ISSN 1552-650X

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Abstract

Many mental health practitioners find it necessary to use the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) for insurance purposes but are unhappy with its basic assumptions. This raises the question—Would it be possible to devise a new classification system that (1) could be used for insurance purposes and (2) would be based on alternative principles? In the main, this commentary is pessimistic. Through considering the history of attempts to devise alternatives to the DSM, I will argue that it would be extremely difficult to develop an alternative to the DSM that could be used to fund psychotherapy via health care insurance in the United States.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Humanistic Psychology
Additional Information: The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 59 (3), 2019, © SAGE Publications Ltd, 2019 by SAGE Publications Ltd at the Journal of Humanistic Psychology page: http://journals.sagepub.com/home/jhp on SAGE Journals Online: http://journals.sagepub.com/
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3312
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Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations (Merged into PPR 2010-08-01)
ID Code: 125804
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 11 Jun 2018 11:16
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2020 04:35
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/125804

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