Senior Psychology students from Southville International School and Colleges attended the seminar on Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder or DSM-5 last July 22, 2013 at the St. Dominic College of Asia in Bacoor, Cavite.
The seminar was well-attended by schools with psychology programs south of Manila. The resource speaker was Ateneo de Manila University’s visiting professor Dr. Roger Dale Davis from University of Florida, USA who oriented participants in the morning session on “DSM-5: What’s New and Why?” In the afternoon, the students chose the workshops they were interested in such as “Nonsuicidal Self-Injury: Making Sense of Why Pain Feels So Good” and “Anxiety in the DSM-5: Are We Making a Big Deal Out of It?”
The Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is published by the American Psychological Association and has been used worldwide by clinicians, researchers, psychiatric drug regulation agencies, health insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, the legal system, and policy makers. The current version, DSM-5, was published on May 18, 2013 and is an important part of the clinical studies of the students adapting to evolution as psychologists.