Try your hand at diagnosing clients…

Ever wondered if your counselor really knows what is in the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual (DSM, ver. 4TR)? Or do they just do the flip and dip method (let the large book open to any page and blindly point to a spot on the page)? Let’s hope not. Well, some professors are trying to increase the accuracy of their students via video vignettes.

One such person, Dr. Aaron Rochlen of U. Texas, has a website with 5 video vignettes available on his website ( for students to watch and then try their hand at giving a DSM diagnosis.

Warning. Site is free. There are no answers given so don’t bother submitting your diagnostic considerations as they won’t go anywhere unless you send them to someone. Second warning: At least one of the “clients” uses some curse words.

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Filed under counseling, counseling science, counseling skills, Psychology, teaching counseling

One response to “Try your hand at diagnosing clients…

  1. Thanks for these videos, Phil. I am trying to become more familiar with the DSM and will have to give these a viewing.

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