“This is the only work I’ve seen that addresses the complexity of Section Three in the DSM-5® with clarity, details and examples for its application.
Dr. Flett has given us a valuable adjunct to the DSM which will enhance diagnostics and clarify levels of distress and disability. This book should be
considered a must in understanding the DSM-5®.”
- Jack Klott, MSSA, LISW, CSW & national DSM-5® speaker & expert
"Mary Flett has created an excellent guide to the DSM-5® that is succinct, as well as easy to follow and implement into clinical practice. This must
have guide lays out the critical changes in DSM-5® allowing the practitioner to organize, assess and translate the changes with clarity and authority."
- Sharon M. Freeman Clevenger, MSN, MA, PMHCNS-BC
, and co-investigator for the DSM-5® field trials
"As a DSM-5® trainer and consultant I'm always on the lookout for resources to share with fellow professionals. This book sets itself apart from the
pack by taking a different approach to diagnosis and assessment. Rather than just spouting opinions about the merits (or lack thereof) of the new
DSM-5®, it offers practical, research-supported, detailed guidance on how to actually use the DSM-5® effectively.
Dr. Flett dives into the nuts and bolts of how to make a diagnosis with precision and accuracy. She gives detailed instructions in severity indicators,
cultural formulation, personality disorder assessment, cross-cutting measures, and other features of the manual. This book is chock-full of graphics
which clearly support her points. This book will be a great help for clinicians who want to sharpen their skills and diagnose people with clarity and
- Martha Teater, MS, LMFT, LPC, LCAS