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Strengthening the DSM, Second Edition

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Incorporating Resilience and Cultural Competence

Author: Anne Petrovich PhD, LCSW, Betty Garcia PhD, LCSW

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"This is a great addition to the literature on mental health, in particular the DSM collection. This book may become an essential resource for all practitioners in the field of mental health, as cultural competence is notably needed and practitioners need to become better equipped to serve culturally diverse populations. ...Score: 96 - 4 Stars!"

Laura Gonzalez-Conty, MD, Rush University Medical Center, Doody's Reviews

"In this revised edition of Strengthening the DSM, the authors use a comprehensive yet easy-to-grasp formulation of diversity and resilience to establish the most accurate diagnostic criteria for each psychiatric condition. Their readers will be edified by the clarity with which they describe the major changes that were introduced with the publication of the DSM-5. This is a very helpful adjunct text for mental health practitioners of all disciplines."

óHani Raoul Khouzam, MD, MPH,
Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCSF Fresno

Praise for the First Edition:

"Garcia and PetrovichÖ provide a balanced overview of the strengths and weaknesses of the DSM, a comprehensive review of the nature, etiology, and treatment of major mental disorders, and most importantly, a perspective based on solid scholarship that makes clear how much we are missing by only looking at signs and symptoms in the diagnostic process. Their arguments leave no doubt that paying attention to cultural and resiliency factors can open up critical new pathways for understanding and help."

óSharon Berlin, PhD, Helen Ross Professor Emerita,
School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago

Mental health practitioners have long recognized the failure of the DSM to address important sources of strength and resiliency that can significantly affect diagnosis and treatment, a deficit that has become more pronounced with the DSM-5's elimination of the multiaxial format. The second edition of Strengthening the DSMÆ presents a new conceptual frameworkóthe Diversity/Resiliency Formulationó that encompasses the whole person in order to promote effective diagnosis and treatment. It considers patient strengths, sources of resilience, support, and cultural identity that are essential to the accurate understanding of an individual, and demonstrates how mental health practitioners can draw upon these resources during treatment. The second edition also addresses significant changes resulting from implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and features a completely new chapter on trauma and stressor-related disorders.

Key Features:

  • Reflects major changes in the DSM-5 and the implementation of the ACA
  • Presents contrasting clinical vignettes illustrating diagnosis with and without the Diversity/Resiliency Formation
  • Features a new chapter on trauma and stressor-related disorders
  • Includes discussion questions and activities for clinicians and students

Product Details 

  • Publication Date July 16, 2015
  • Page Count 388
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826126627

Table of Contents 

Anne Petrovich, PhD, LCSW, is a professor emerita at California State University, Fresno, Department of Social Work Education, where she has taught foundation generalist and multisystems social work practice; advanced social work practice with individuals, couples and families; and advanced elective courses focused on elders, sexuality, and trauma. She is the author of several journal articles related to multicultural practice, elders, and performance anxiety and a recipient of awards for excellence in teaching and clinical practice. Dr. Petrovich is licensed in both clinical social work and psychology. She has an extensive background in community, hospital, and mental health settings as a clinician, supervisor, and administrator and maintains a small private practice.

Betty Garcia, PhD, LCSW, is a professor at California State University, Fresno, Department of Social Work Education she is also a licensed clinical social worker. She has chaired the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Track on Cultural Competence, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) National Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity (NCORED), and sat on the NASW and CSWE boards of directors. She is the coauthor of texts on teaching diversity content and has authored several publications on culturally congruent practice, social justice, substance abuse, and immigration. Dr. Garcia has practiced in various community-based mental and forensic mental health settings; she teaches courses on public mental health, group work, practice with couples and families, and interprofessional collaboration.

Contents

Foreword by Janet B. W. Williams, DSW

Preface

Acknowledgments

1. A Conceptual Framework for the Diversity/Resiliency Formulation

Cultural Competence: Status or Process? Interpersonal or Multilevel Lens?

Problem Areas and Best Practices for Mental Health

Creating a Culturally Relevant, Resiliency-Based Diagnosis

Psychopathology, Culture, and Mental Health

The DSM and Culture

Culturally Competent Mental Health: From Disparities to Equity

Case Study 1

Case Study 2

Promising Theoretical and Applied Clinical Orientations

Summary

Discussion Questions and Activities

2. Adding Diversity and Resiliency to the Diagnostic Process: A Formulation

The Complexities of Diagnosis and Assessment

DSM: Strengths and Weaknesses

Research and Diagnosis

The Need for a Diversity/Resiliency Formulation

The Diversity/Resiliency Formulation Defined

Case Study

Summary

Discussion Questions and Activities

3. Mood Disorders and the Diversity/Resiliency Formulation

DSM Diagnostic Criteria: Changes, DSM IV-TR to DSM-5

Case Study 1

Case Study 2

Current Thinking About the Etiology and Course of MDD and BPD

Evidence-Informed Practice

Equity and Diversity Issues

Strength-Based Contributions to Diagnosis and Treatment

Case Study With and Without the Diversity/Resiliency Formulation

Summary

Discussion Questions and Activities

4. Anxiety Disorders and the Diversity/Resiliency Formulation

DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria

Current Thinking About the Etiology, Course of Disorders, and Comorbidity

Evidence-Informed Practice

Equity and Diversity Issues

Case Study With and Without the Diversity/Resiliency Formulation

Summary

Discussion Questions and Activities

5. Traumatic- and Stressor-Related Disorders and the Diversity/Resiliency Formulation

Current Thinking About the Etiology; Course of Disorders and Comorbidity

Evidence-Informed Practice

Equity and Diversity Issues

Case Study With the Diversity/Resiliency Formulation

Case Study With and Without the Diversity/Resiliency Formulation

Summary

Discussion Questions and Activities

6. Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, and the Diversity/Resiliency Formulation

Changes, DSM-IV-TR to DSM-5

DSM Diagnostic Criteria

Current Thinking About the Etiology and Course of CD and ODD

Case Study

Evidence-Informed Practice

Equity and Diversity Issues

Strength-Based Contributions to Diagnosis and Treatment

Case Study With and Without the Diversity/Resiliency Formulation

Summary

Discussion Questions and Activities

7. Neurocognitive Disorders: Alzheimer’s Disease and the Diversity/Resiliency Formulation

Changes, DSM-IV-TR to DSM-5

DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria

Current Thinking About the Etiology and Course of AD

Case Study 1

Evidence-Informed Practice

Equity and Diversity Issues

Case Study 2

Ageism

Professional Roles

Modernization and Social Reward

Institutional and Community Barriers

Disparities Related to Access to Care

Strength-Based Contributions to Diagnosis and Treatment

Case Study 3

Case Study With and Without the Diversity/Resiliency Formulation

Summary

Discussion Questions and Activities

8. Schizophrenia and the Diversity/Resiliency Formulation

Diagnostic Criteria for Psychotic Disorders: Changes From DSM-IV-TR to DSM-5

Schizophrenia: Current Thinking About the Etiology and Course

Evidence-Informed Practice

Equity and Diversity Issues

Empowering, Resiliency-Based Diagnosis and Interventions

Case Study With and Without the Diversity/Resiliency Formulation

Summary

Discussion Questions and Activities

9. Co-occurring Disorders and the Diversity/Resiliency Formulation

DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria

Current Thinking About the Etiology and Course of Substance-Use and Mental Health Disorders; Comorbidity

Evidence-Informed Practice

Equity and Diversity Issues

Strength-Based Contributions to Diagnosis and Treatment

DSM-5 Discussion

Case Study With and Without the Diversity/Resiliency Formulation

Summary

Discussion Questions and Activities

10. Future Directions

Competing Perspectives

Challenges and Problem Areas

Proposals for Change and Future Directions

Concluding Remarks

Index