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Deciphering the Diagnostic Codes

Deciphering the Diagnostic Codes
A Guide for School Councelors

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School Counselling

April 1997 | 144 pages | Corwin
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.
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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ISBN: 9780803964730