This course was designed to help you in developing an understanding of psychopathology while improving your diagnostic skills in addressing client mental health problems. As a future professional in the field, you might encounter a range of issues from confidentiality and rights of minors to client suicide and clients who pose a danger to others. Though developing a core set of successful strategies is significant in working with clients, understanding legal and ethical codes practiced by psychologists in accordance with the DSM-5 is as well critical in the development of such strategies. By understanding legal and ethical issues, you might minimize personal and professional liability for yourself, in spite of of your future role in the field.
With the much anticipated publication of the DSM-5, consider specific legal and ethical responsibilities associated to the DSM-5. Additionally, consider proposed changes and why the method of changing the DSM-IV-TR is controversial.
With these thoughts in mind:
A description of one ethical and one legal responsibility associated to the release of the DSM-5. Then, describe at least one anticipated change in the DSM-IV-TR. Finally, describe why the revision of the DSM-IV-TR is controversial. Validate your response by using the present literature and Learning Resources.