Members of the Global Summit on Diagnostic Alternatives will be presenting a symposium at the American Psychological Association (APA) convention this August in Toronto. Entitled Beyond the DSM—Current Trends in Devising New Diagnostic Alternatives, the session was organized by the Summit’s co-chair Jonathan Raskin. As one of the presenters, Institute director Lois Holzman will speak on The Diagnostic Debate: Voices From the Street—sharing results of the expansion of the Institute’s campaign to bring community voices into the conversation on diagnosis and emotional health. Other presenters include Raskin, Sarah Kamens, Barry Duncan, Jeffrey Rubin and Kirk Schneider—all members of the DxSummit.
The Global Summit on Diagnostic Alternatives sponsored by the Society for Humanistic Psychology, Division 32 of the American Psychological Association, convened its first meetings in August 2014 in the days prior to the APA convention in Washington, DC., with the goal of developing more humane diagnostic alternatives to the DSM.