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Deciphering the Diagnostic Codes

A Guide for School Councelors
The goal of this book is to facilitate better communication between school counsellors and other mental-health professionals by enchancing counsellors' understanding of diagnostic codes and their use. W Paul Jones presents an overview of the basic ideas and terminology used in diagnosis, and examines specific conditions that school counsellors are likely to encounter.

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  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9780803964730
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Series: Professional Skills for Counsellors Series
  • Year: 1997
  • Page Count: 144
  • Publication date: February 26, 1997

Price: $30.95



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.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents


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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