Relationship by manual? (More on the DSM-5 debate…)

Oppositional Defiant Disorder, perhaps?

In a recent post on, Lois invites a deeper dive into the current controversy surrounding DSM-5 — a swelling debate that exposes some of the underlying problems with the theory and practice of psychology….

What assumptions must people be making— about persons; therapy, the therapeutic relationship and therapeutic discourse; illness, cure and treatment; emotions and cognition; and mind, body and brain— in order to have their relationships mediated by a manual?  READ MORE


About Janet Wootten

Janet Wootten is a media and public relations professional, a member of the Institute’s Board of Directors and a leader of its annual community fundraising campaign.
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