Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

9 p.

Publication Date

Summer 2006

Publisher

American Counseling Association

Source Publication

Journal of Counseling and Development

Source ISSN

0748-9633

Abstract

Current diagnostic processes reflect the limitations and utility of the framework of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed.; DSM-IV; American Psychiatric Association, 1994). Clinical information in the DSM-IV's 5-axis system almost exclusively focuses on weaknesses and pathology and is summarized in a flawed categorical system. Hence, the authors describe 3 adjunctive, or alternative, means of conceptualizing behavior; several means of altering the current DSM-IV system; and 2 future directions in the diagnosis of strengths.

Comments

Published version. Reprinted from Journal of Counseling and Development, Vol. 84, No. 3 (Summer 2006): 259-267. DOI. © The American Counseling Association 2006. Reprinted with permission. No further reproduction authorized without written permission from the American Counseling Association.

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