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Assessment 4 Instructions: Applying the DSM

  • Create a 10-15 slide presentation in which you present information to an interested audience about a particular psychological disorder in the DSM-5 and describe how the diagnosis and the treatment have changed over time.
  • Introduction
    Diagnoses change and evolve over time. Ensuring accuracy of diagnosis yields the implementation of the best treatment and results. A common controversy in psychology research and literature involves how to best study psychotherapy. One argument is represented by a perspective that sees much of clinical practice as unscientific and hopes to demonstrate that types of therapy are clinically effective. This is usually done with randomized clinical trials, where the technique in question is implemented with one group of clients and compared to a Control condition, in which either no treatment, or some alternate technique is provided.Critics disagree with this approach. They note that this research approach emphasizes small and relatively meaningless distinctions between techniques, focuses on brands of therapy rather than examining the common processes that occur in counseling sessions, and does not allow us to study what actually leads to change in psychotherapy.Various scholars and practitioners have unique views on diagnosis and treatments. Ensuring that literature and studies support your views with result in effective implementation of the DSM-5.Overview
    For this assessment you will present information to an interested audience about a particular psychological disorder in the DSM-5. You will be discussing how the diagnosis and the treatment have changed over time so take this into consideration as you choose the disorder you will address.The following resource is required to complete the assessment. 

    • American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.).
    • Instructions
      To complete this assessment:
    • Select one psychological disorder in the DSM-5 to use for this assessment. ​
    • Consider your current workplace or community and select a target audience to present your information to.
    • Design a PowerPoint presentation in which you:
      • Select a theory from the text or elsewhere and discuss how the theory would view the causes of the specific disorder.
      • Discuss the current diagnostic criteria for the disorder from the DSM-5. Provide a brief case example which would meet the diagnostic criteria.
      • Describe how the DSM-5 version of the diagnosis reconsiders the DSM-4 diagnosis.
      • Describe the changes in treatment.
      • Assess what lead to the changes of the diagnosis and treatment approaches. Use current research to support your analysis.
      • Support your analysis of the changes with evidence from scholarly research, at least three of which should be from peer-reviewed journal articles.
    • Additional Requirements
    • Title slide: Include your name, course, date, and faculty.
    • References: DSM-5 and three or more peer-reviewed journal articles.
    • Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
    • APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to APA style and formatting.
    • Length of presentation: 10–15 slides.
    • Speaker notes: Included on each slide.
    • Competencies Measured
      By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies:
    • Competency 1: Apply relevant theories to issues in mental health.
      • Apply theory to identify possible causes of an abnormal behavior.
    • Competency 3: Apply the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) to psychological disorders.
      • Apply the DSM to identify client’s behaviors that correspond with diagnostic criteria.
      • Compare and contrast the DSM-4 and DSM-5 diagnostic criteria of a selected disorder.
    • Competency 5: Analyze treatment of psychological disorders.
      • Describe the current and past treatment of a selected disorder. Describe the current and past treatment of a selected disorder.
      • Analyze what lead to the changes of the diagnosis and treatment approaches.
    • Competency 6: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for professionals in the field of psychology.
      • Presentation is appropriate for the target audience, well-developed, concise, logically organized, and utilizes correct punctuation, spelling, grammar, and mechanics.
      • Apply scholarly writing skills and use proper APA formatting and style in all papers and reference lists.
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