1. For this
module, you must cite three non-DSM references that are peer-reviewed research
articles. You may (and probably should) cite videos or the DSM-5 in
2. The issue of trauma is emphasized in this module. Multiple
(and somewhat contradictory) perspectives have been raised. Please answer the
a. Dr. Cacciatore argues against the use of the term
“Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder,” but *for* the
use of the term, “Post-Traumatic Stress.” Do you agree or disagree
with this perspective? Explain why.
b. Dr. Cacciatore mentions that her traumatized clients have
previously been diagnosed with other mental disorders. Examine the DSM-5
criteria for PTSD; what other diagnoses would you expect traumatized clients to
be diagnosed with if the role of trauma is not carefully scrutinized?
c. In one of the assigned articles, the client was given a very
pessimistic prognosis very early in her adult life. At this point, you’ve been
exposed to the huge variation in outcomes for those diagnosed with mental
disorders in general, and trauma-related disorders specifically. What do you
think clients should be told (and not told) early on in their mental health
diagnosis and treatment experience?
d. Without question, the acknowledgement of the importance of
trauma is one of the most important developments in mental health in the last
25 years. At the same time, it is argued that “concept creep” is
taking place. Do you agree that this is happening? Why or why not? What are the
ramifications of this? What are the positive and negative ramifications of the
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