The Workshop which was held at The Albany Club (91 King St. E., Toronto, ON) on June 21, 2013 is now available for purchase.
The DSM 5 was officially published in May, 2013, after rancorous criticism of the procedures used, the draft versions, and the final product, with equally vigorous defence at all these levels. The manual should reflect practitioner utility requirements and scientific reliability and validity requirements. However, on both these grounds, the manual has been attacked. Moreover, unlike the case for the working groups for the prior version, the DSM-IV (1994, 2000), the procedure was not open and there were accusations of conflicts of interest, e.g., with pharmaceutical companies. Finally, for present purposes, the manual has been criticized for its lack of careful vetting for forensic applications.