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The Coalition

In Fall of 2011, 32 (and growing) organizations signed the Open Letter to DSM-5 Task Force and the American Psychiatric Association, forming a Coalition for DSM-5 Reform*

Sponsor & Author of the Open Letter

Society for Humanistic PsychologyDivision 32 of the APA

In alliance with:

  • British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Danish Psychological Association
  • Division of Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology (Division 6 of APA)
  • Division of Developmental Psychology (Division 7 of APA),
  • Division of Clinical Psychology (Division 12 of APA)
  • Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17 of APA)
  • Society for Community Research and Action: Division of Community Psychology (Division 27 of APA),
  • Division of Psychotherapy (Division 29 of APA),
  • Society for the Psychology of Women (Division 35 of APA),
  • Division of Psychoanalysis (Division 39 of APA),
  • Psychologists in Independent Practice (Division 42 of APA)
  • Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues (Division 44 of APA),
  • The Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues (Division 45 of APA),
  • Executive Committee of Division 48 of the APA
  • Society for Group Psychology and Psychotherapy (Division 49 of APA),
  • Society for the Psychological Study of Men & Masculinity (Division 51 of APA),
  • Division of International Psychology (Division 52 of APA)
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (Division of the American Counseling Association)
  • Association for Humanistic Counseling (Division of the American Counseling Association)
  • The Association for Creativity in Counseling (ACC, Division of the American Counseling Association)
  • Association for Adult Development and Aging (AADA, Division of the AMerican Counseling Association),
  • Counselors for Social Justice (Division of the American Counseling Association),
  • American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA, Division of the American Counseling Association)
  • American College Counseling Association (ACCA)
  • American Psychoanalytic Association
  • American Family Therapy Academy
  • The Association of Black Psychologists
  • The Association for Women in Psychology,
  • The Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC)
  • Society of Indian Psychologists
  • National Latina/o Psychological Association
  • The Society for Personality Assessment,
  • The Society for Descriptive Psychology,
  • The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP),
  • Association for Contextual and Behavioral Science (ACBS)
  • Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies
  • Psychologists for Social Responsibility
  • The Constructivist Psychology Network (CPN),
  • The Taos Institute
  • Saybrook University
  • Zhi Mian International Institute of Existential-Humanistic Psychology
  • Institute of Expressive Analysis
  • Alliance of Professional Psychology Providers
  • Patient Alliance for Neuroendocrineimmune Disorders Organization for Research and Advocacy (PANDORA)
  • Council on Illicit Drugs of the National Association for Public Health Policy
  • Council of National Psychology Associations for the Advancement of Ethnic Minority Interests
  • Psychoanalysis for Social Responsibility (Section IX of Division 39 of APA).
  • GoodTherapy.org
  • International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry

We invite mental health professionals and mental health organizations to sign on in support of this petition to the DSM5 Task Force of the American Psychiatric Association.

*Disclaimer: Information and opinions expressed on this website (under the domain dsm5-reform.com) are not to be considered the official views of all coalition members. For the official statement of the Society for Humanistic Psychology – Division 32 of the American Psychological Association, as endorsed by members of the coalition, please see the Open Letter hereClick Here for the Open Letter to DSM-5 Task Force

 


Please go to the petition website and sign the petition! Spread the word! Thank you!