This is significant!--Psychologists Start Petition Against DSM 5
Thanks to Alliance member Brent Potter who posted it on his Facebook page....
What do you think? Let's discuss!
As many of you know, one of our Alliance members, Dr. Brent Potter, has been making great strides in taking the APA to task about troubling aspects of the DSM5 including reckless expansion of the diagnostic system (through the inclusion of untested new diagnoses and reduced thresholds for old ones); the lack of scientific rigor and independent review; and dimensional proposals that are too impossibly complex ever to be used by clinicians.
Even if you are not a licensed therapist or clinician, the way the APA defines mental health in our culture has far-reaching implications on depth psychology and all of us. If you are equally concerned, I wanted to remind you that you can quickly and easily go online to read the letter to the APA and sign the petition. Here's the link: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/dsm5/