An open letter from Div. 32
Letter from the Editor
- Les temps modernes: Humanistic psychology and diagnostic alternatives
Existential-humanistic psychologists’ next steps in critiquing the limitations of conventional psychiatric diagnosis.
By Andrew Bland, PhD
New Div. 32 TFDA Open Letter
- Regarding the reform and revision of diagnostic systems
Addressing social and structural origins of psychological distress rather than limiting diagnosis to individuals whose lives are disrupted by them.
Response to Div. 32 TFDA Open Letter
- Open letter feedback: The diagnostic model of psychiatry is finished
We cannot escape that psychiatric taxonomy is not the same as the rest of medicine. It uses subjective and therefore culturally bound/constructed parameters.
By Sami Tamimi, MD
- Response from Ronald Bassman
What is of primary consideration is whether a diagnosis (name) is more helpful or harmful to the person being named.
By Ronald Bassman, PhD
- Response from Kirk Schneider
This isn't a black or white issue but “both-and” and a question of expanding and deepening the prevalent diagnostic view.
By Kirk J. Schneider
Acceptance, Affirmation and Advocacy
- Reconciling disability studies with mental health counseling
If a client is facing prejudice or discrimination on account of their psychiatric or other disability (or difference), it may be helpful to explore ways to address that.
By Emily Cutler
- Psychodiagnosis: Entering the multiverse
Ed Mendelwotiz, PhD, states that humanistic psychology should engage in a process of philosophical refection if we as a community are to contribute meaningfully to a literature concerning diagnostics going forward.
- Div. 32 Bulletin Board
The Div. 32 conference, Psychotherapy and the Arts newsletter and more updates.