- Outline and present the changes in diagnostic criteria and diagnoses between the DSM IV-TR and the DSM 5.
- Discuss how to talk to and work with clients if their diagnosis has changed or been removed.
- Upon early research, it appears that there is little literature that focuses on how staff can talk to clients about diagnosis changes or elimination.
- Learn more about changes and talking to clients
- Present this information to staff so they have an awareness of this when the changes are made in October of 2015 and the DSM 5 is to be fully implemented.
Robin R. Wingo
Date of Degree
Other Capstone Project
Master of Social Work (MSW)
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Malterer, A. (2014). The changes in major diagnoses from DSM IV-TR to DSM 5: How to talk to clients about changes in their diagnosis [Master’s capstone project, Minnesota State University, Mankato]. Cornerstone: A Collection of Scholarly and Creative Works for Minnesota State University, Mankato. https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/etds/883/
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