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Deciphering the Diagnostic Codes

Deciphering the Diagnostic Codes
A Guide for School Councelors

February 1997 | 144 pages | Corwin
Here is a tightly-focused, reader-friendly guide to making sense of--and using--any of the diagnostic systems used by the outside mental health professionals you encounter. It will help you cut through the jargon and get to the real meaning of what's bothering "Johnnie" or "Janie". You'll learn to understand the coded language of the mental health professionals you deal with. Become familiar with the coded vocabulary of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). You'll be able to sharpen your counseling skills and become a greater asset to your school and to the students you serve. You'll be able to * Cut through the jargon * Translate diagnostic codes into language that makes sense to everyone * Sharpen your knowledge of learning disorders, attention-deficit disorders, and conditions specifically related to problems of adolescence You'll be able to communicate the results of diagnostic testing to educators and parents in terms they can understand. This is an essential reference that belongs on the shelf of every school counselor.

Communication and Credibility

Multiaxial Assessment
From the Bottom Up

The V Codes
Almost a Mental Disorder

The Adjustment Codes
A Disorder for Everyone

The Anxiety Codes
A Disorder for Anyone

The Depression Codes
When Sadness Becomes a Disorder

The Cognitive Codes
Problem Learning or Learning Disorder

Attention Disorder Codes
Biology and Politics

Adolescent Codes
Developmental Stages and Developmental Disasters

Diagnostic Codes
Is This All There Is?


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ISBN: 9780803964730