PCN 605 Grand Canyon University DSM – In Action Paper

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Topic 1: Short Answer Worksheet Directions: Choose any two questions from Chapter 1 “Questions for Further Thought” on p. 20 of the textbook DSM-5 in Action, and choose an additional two questions from Chapter 2 “Questions for Further Thought on p. 67 of the textbook. In total, you will respond to four questions (two from Ch. 1, and two from Ch.2). Provide short answers of 100-150 words each for the following questions/statements. Do not exceed 200 words for your response. Use the textbook, and any other scholarly resources to support your responses. Include at least two to three peer-reviewed journal articles beyond the textbook and course readings. Chapter One Questions Response What do you believe is the most helpful aspect of using manuals such as the DSM-5 in the diagnostic process? Do you believe that use of the DSM as a diagnostic/assessment tool will facilitate your practice experience? Why or why not? Chapter Two Questions Response Is it important for mental health practitioners to be aware of the DSM and the ICD, and if so, why? Why is it critical to realize and incorporate the mind-body connection when completing the diagnostic assessment? References: © 2016. Grand Canyon University. All Rights Reserved. ...
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Running head : DSM -5 IN ACTION

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DSM – In Action
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DSM -5 IN ACTION

Chapter One Questions
What do you believe is the most helpful
aspect of using manuals such as the DSM-5
in the diagnostic process?

Do you believe that use of the DSM as a
diagnostic/assessment tool will facilitate
your practice experience? Why or why not?

2

Response
The diagnostic and statistical manual is
essential to therapists as it helps in the
regulating of diagnoses among providers
with different treatments. Different
therapists use DSM-5 differently; some use
the manual to develop new treatment plans
while others use the manual as a guideline
to help them solve client’s cases. DSM-5
has helped both clients and therapists as it
makes sure all the clients receive
appropriate and efficient treatment no
matter their social class, age or their
location. For the therapists, they can
develop a reliable evaluation of the issues
arising and be confident ...

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