Assignment | SOCW 6090 – Psychopathology and Diagnosis for Social Work Practice | Walden University



  • Paris, J. (2015). The intelligent clinician’s guide to the DSM-5 (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Oxford      University Press. Retrieved from      te=eds-live&scope=site 

o Chapter 4, “What Is (and Is Not) a Mental Disorder” (pp. 54–69) 

  • Pillay, S. (2010, May 3). The dangers of self-diagnosis:      How self-diagnosis can lead you down the wrong path [Blog post]. Retrieved      from https: //      mind/201005/the-dangers-self-diagnosis 
  • Campbell, R. D., & Mowbray, O. (2016). The stigma of      depression: Black American experiences. Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social      Work, 25(4), 153–269.      doi:10.1080/15313204.2016.1187101 

Corrigan, P. W., & Rao, D. (2012). On the self-stigma of mental illness: Stages, disclosure, and strategies for change. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 57(8), 464–469. doi:10.1177/070674371205700804  


  • Document: How      to Upload a Video and a Transcript (PDF) Media 
  • Laureate Education (Producer). (2018a). Psychopathology and diagnosis for      social work practice podcast: Diagnosis, self- stigma, and mental health [Audio podcast]. Baltimore, MD:      Author. 

TED Conferences, LLC (Producer). (2017). There’s no shame in taking care of your mental health [Video file]. Retrieved from _taking_care_of_your_mental_health  

Diagnosis: The Burden of Stigma in Help Seeking
Submit a must be 3-page paper that addresses the following: 

· Briefly explain Corrigan’s model of the stages of stigma and his recommendations and hierarchy about recovery. 

· Explain whether Delle’s experience follows that model. Use specific examples to argue your perspective. If you agree, identify which stage of recovery Delle is in. 

· Analyze Delle’s reports about his own experiences with both types of stigma. Provide specific examples, and in your analysis consider the following questions: 

o Does one type of stigma predominate in his talk? 

o Which of Delle’s personal values or beliefs were challenged by his internalizations about his own illness and help-seeking? 

o What strengths does he exhibit? 

o What was the primary benefit of his diagnosis? 

o Do you think that his experience would be different if his culture was different? Explain why or why not. 

The intelligent clinician’sguide to the DSM-5®., 2nd ed.


Paris, Joel. McGill University, Montreal, Canada


New York, NY, US: Oxford UniversityPress; 2015. xiii, 284 pp.

Page Count:



978-0-19-939509-5 (Paperback)



Diagnostic Statistical Manual, normality, diagnosis, psychopathology, mental health professionals, clinical practice

This newly revised and expanded second edition of The Intelligent Clinician’s Guideto the DSM-5® provides an essential update to the widely-heralded first edition, published in 2013 to coincide with the debut of the DSM-5 itself. Featuring newchapters on the public controversies and clinical debates formed in response to the DSM-5, plus thoroughly revised material reflecting last-minute changes to the DSM-5, Dr. Paris‘s new book takes a critical look at the dimensionalization of diagnosis, the borders between normality and psychopathology, and clinical utility as defined by the Manual. Above all, this reader-friendly volume uses evidence-based critiques and consideration of contemporary clinical practice to provide a practical guide to mental health professionals everywhere who are seeking to find where the DSM-5 is right, where it is wrong, and where the jury’s still out. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)

*Clinicians; *Diagnostic and Statistical Manual; *Diagnosis; *Mental Health Personnel; *Psychopathology

Health & Mental Health Treatment & Prevention (3300)


Childhood (birth-12 yrs)
Adolescence (13-17 yrs)
Adulthood (18 yrs & older)

Hamilton Scales for Anxiety and Depression
Symptom Checklist-90
Michigan Alcohol Screening Test
Health-Sickness Rating Scale
Global Assessment of Functioning
Levels of Personality Functioning Scale
Global Assessment Scale   DOI: 10.1037/t48384-000
Suicide Intent Scale   DOI: 10.1037/t15303-000
Beck Depression Inventory   DOI: 10.1037/t00741-000
Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale   DOI: 10.1037/t01554-000
Clinical Global Impression Scale

Psychology: Professional & Research (PS) 

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