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
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
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?
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