Two films, "Boy Erased" and "The Miseducation of Cameron Post," expose harm of conversion therapy, or efforts to change a person's sexual orientation. SaraKay Smullens provides commentary on the films and history of these practices. Read more

Reviews & Commentary 5 Comments

Book review of Strengthening the DSM: Incorporating Resilience and Cultural Competence Read more

Reviews & Commentary

We know that diagnosis is reductive and doesn’t really honor the complex idiosyncrasy of the human mind. We also know, on some level, that it can be used as a form of social control. But we also know that we can’t surrender it completely. Read more

Real World Clinical

This article explores the DSM-5 in relation to ethical concerns such as demonstrating respect for the dignity and worth of all people, empowering clients, practicing within one’s professional competence, and owing a primary duty of care to clients. Read more


There are a lot of changes in the Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) that have social workers talking. Some of the revisions are seen as positive. Several are raising concern Read more

Practice 7 Comments

In your work, you may be encountering an unfortunate reality of the social work profession and of the psychological professions in general: researchers and clinicians have not usually walked hand in hand, consulting and collaborating, complimenting e Read more

Practice 9 Comments


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