Defining pathology. DSM-5 diagnoses and treatments presented from a (parts) Resource Therapy understanding

DSM-5 diagnoses are commonly used to categorize patients.  Resource Therapy is a powerful parts therapy that provides a theoretical understanding for the causes of DSM-5 pathologies.  While some diagnoses have physically organic causes, others are either caused by psychological underpinnings, or are a combination of the physical and the psychological. For example, while correctly diagnosed schizophrenia, bi-polar, and ADHD have organic roots, PTSD, Panic Disorder, and Eating Disorders are more psychologically rooted.  Depression can be either organically caused, psychologically caused, or caused by a combination of the two.  Resource Therapists believe pathologies relate to individual states, so specific technique protocols are provided to assist patients according to the precise diagnosis.  Attachment issues are viewed by Resource Therapists as states holding feelings of rejection, so bridging and empowerment techniques are used to assist the patient to gain a sense of freedom to feel assertive in making choices.

Referent:
 Prof. Gordon Emmerson

Prof. Gordon Emmerson

Professor Gordon Emmerson is an Honorary Fellow in the School of Psychology at Victoria University, Melbourne, and the author of the books 'Ego State Therapy' (2003, 2007, 2010), 'Advanced Techniques in Therapeutic Counseling (2006), Healthy Parts Happy Self (2012), Resource Therapy (2014), and Resource Therapy Primer (2014). He developed Resource Personality Theory and Therapy. He has published numerous refereed articles and has conducted and published experimental clinical research. Dr Emmerson has conducted therapy and research workshops in Australia, South Africa, Germany, the UK, New Zealand, the US, and the Middle East He provides Foundation Training, a Clinical Qualification in Resource Therapy, Advanced Clinical Training in Resource Therapy, and Train the Trainer.