Brief Report: A Counselling-Friendly Alternative to the DSM-5? A Review of The Power Threat Meaning Framework

  • Tom Strong University of Calgary

Abstract

The British Psychological Society’s Clinical Division (2018) recently published The Power Threat Meaning Framework, an evidence-supported discussion document to promote consideration of alternatives to functional psychiatric diagnosis. I summarize the general content and approach of the framework as a meaning-focused alternative to the psychiatric classification system, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – Fifth Edition (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). I comment on the utility of the Power Threat Meaning Framework for the conversational practice of a nonmedicalized approach to counselling.

Author Biography

Tom Strong, University of Calgary

Tom Strong is a Professor, couple and family therapist, and counsellor-educator at the University of Calgary who researches and writes on the collaborative, critically-informed and practical potentials of discursive approaches to psychotherapy. For more details on Tom and his research please consult: http://www.ucalgary.ca/strongt

Published
2019-05-02
How to Cite
Strong, T. (2019). Brief Report: A Counselling-Friendly Alternative to the DSM-5? A Review of The Power Threat Meaning Framework. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 53(3), 296-302. Retrieved from https://cjc-rcc.ucalgary.ca/article/view/61247
Section
Brief Report/ Rapport sommaire