The DSM-5 drops Axis V (Global Assessment of Functioning, known as GAF).

24 Jun 2013 1:23 PM | Tim Livingston (Administrator)
Many questions have come in about the DSM-5 dropping Axis V (Global Assessment of Functioning, known as GAF), asking how it will impact Certified Counselors and Certified Advisers.

In short, it will not impact Certified Counselors and Certified Counselors.  

WAC 246-810-0201 and WAC 246-810-021 clearly state:

"Appropriate screening of the client's level of functional impairment using the global assessment of functioning as described in the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders."

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