DSM-5 Learning Companion for Counselors
"This text presents a comprehensive and easy-to-understand review of the changes in the DSM-5. In every chapter, the authors provide illustrative case studies that demonstrate these changes, along with helpful questions for making diagnoses. The final two chapters titled Looking Ahead: Personality Disorders and Practice Implications for Counselors are not to be missed! Drs. Dailey, Gill, Karl, and Barrio Minton have created a resource that is sure to become a necessary reference for students and practitioners alike."
-Paul R. Peluso, PhD
Florida Atlantic University
Former Chair, ACA DSM-5 Task Force
"The authors of this Learning Companion concisely describe the major changes between the DSM-IV-TR and the DSM-5 and provide clear distinctions between comorbid conditions commonly found in clinical practice. This is an invaluable resource for counselors-in-training, new professionals, and veterancounselors transitioning to the use of the DSM-5. It is also a unique contribution to the counseling literature that will enhance counselors' skills in developing comprehensive treatment plans that maximize the benefits of counseling for their clients."
-Tara S. Jungersen, PhD
Nova Southeastern University
Written for an audience that includes private practitioners; counselors working in mental health centers, psychiatric hospitals, employee assistance programs, and other community settings; as well as counselor educators and their students, this helpful guide breaks down the concepts and terminology in the DSM-5 and explains how this diagnostic tool translates to the clinical situations encountered most frequently by counselors.
After describing the major structural, philosophical, and diagnostic changes in the DSM-5, the book is organized into four parts, which are grouped by diagnostic similarity and relevance to counselors. Each chapter outlines the key concepts of each disorder, including major diagnostic changes; essential features; special considerations; differential diagnosis; coding, recording, and specifiers; and, where applicable, new or revised criteria. Clinical vignettes, for illustration and study, help both clinicians and students visualize and understand DSM-5 disorders. Author notes interspersed throughout the text assist readers in further understanding and applying new material.
Stephanie F. Dailey, Carman S. Gill, Shannon L. Karl, and Casey A. Barrio Minton