Why is it important for counselors and other behavioral health professionals to become familiar with the use of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)

Why is it important for counselors and other behavioral health professionals to become familiar with the use of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)

#1.  Why is it important for counselors and other behavioral health professionals to become familiar with the use of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)? How can use of the DSM’s cross-cutting symptom measures aid counselors in clinical diagnosing? 

Remember to not go over the max words. no more than 250 words. 

 TEXT REFERENCE cHAPTERS 11, 12, and 14 this week 

Cohen, R. J. & Swerdlik, M. E.(2018). Psychological testing and assessment (9th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Companies. ISBN: 9781259870507

Due on Saturdday before 7PM central time.

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