Project title: Community Discourse and Rhetorical Strategies in the Development of the New Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)
Mentor: Rebecca Pope-Ruark
My mentor and I completed a significant amount of work this semester and are continuing into the summer to tie up some loose ends. My most significant accomplishments of the semester have been the drafts of an article for publication, the poster presentation at the San Francisco American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, and the offer to write an editorial for a psychiatric publication on the relationship between psychiatry and English. I am currently completing an article on the forwards of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders. The article takes a new stance based in anthropology and mythology, evaluating the forwards as the creation story for the psychiatric community. I presented this information at a poster session at the APA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, which went very well. It went so well that the Editor in Chief of a mental health publication requested that I write an editorial for his publication. I look forward to completing that editorial as well as my article over the summer.
Dr. Ann J. Cahill
Professor of Philosophy
Spence Pavilion 111
2340 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
Phone: (336) 278-5703
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