Jonathan Photo of Dr. Jonathan RaskinD. Raskin is a professor of psychology and counseling at the State University of New York at New Paltz, where he currently serves as director of the counseling graduate program. Dr. Raskin’s scholarship focuses on constructivist psychology and psychotherapy. A fellow of the American Psychological Association, he is a past recipient of the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities. Dr. Raskin is managing editor of the Journal of Constructivist Psychology and co-editor of the Studies in Meaning book series. He is licensed as a psychologist in New York, where he maintains a small private practice.

Dr. Raskin will present an invited workshop on What’s Coming in DSM-5 and What Does it Mean for Psychotherapists?

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What’s Coming in DSM-5 and What Does it Mean for Psychotherapists?

The DSM-5 is scheduled for publication in May 2013. This workshop reviews the proposed changes to the DSM-5 that are currently being considered. It also presents concerns of the Society for Humanistic Psychology’s Open Letter Committee, which in October 2011 posted an online letter and petition asking the DSM-5 Task Force to reconsider certain proposed changes planned for the manual. Workshop attendees will learn not only of proposed changes to DSM-5, but also about the contents of the open letter, the petition that accompanied it that unexpectedly has generated over 13,000 signatures to date, the DSM-5 Task Force’s refusal to submit controversial proposals for independent review, and the Open Letter Committee’s emerging plan for a summit of concerned mental health professionals being to take place in Summer 2013.