- 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, Abigail, "The Changes in Major Diagnoses from DSM IV-TR to DSM 5: How to Talk to Clients About Changes in Their Diagnosis" (2014). All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects. 883.
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