DSM-5-TR Summaries Assignments (4) (SLO#1) (10% of total grade; 2.5 possible points for each paper)

DSM-5 Assignment Rubric



20 points 

  Developing proficiency 

15 points 


5 points


   20 Points

Overview of diagnostic category

 Clearly describes how this diagnostic category fits in the DSM-5, e.g., Neurodevelopmental, Mood Disorder, etc. and what other subcategories of diagnoses are included and how they differ.

 Provides general information but seems confused about how the diagnostic category fits in the DSM-5 framework and does not describe some subcategories of diagnosis.

 Fails to describe how this diagnostic category fits in with the DSM-5 organization. In addition, it fails to tell us what diagnostic subcategories are included and how they differ.

 Copy and paste from the manual.


   20 Points


 Succinctly and accurately notes if there are age criteria for making this diagnosis and if there are specific developmental considerations in how symptoms may be expressed.

 Addresses age criteria and developmental considerations without clarity or only with reminders.

 Minimally address age criteria and developmental considerations.


   20 Points

Differential Diagnosis

 Lists and briefly describes rule-out diagnoses that should be considered.

 Acknowledges differential diagnosis. However, it does not support specific features.

 Fails to address differential diagnosis considerations.


   20 Points

Disorders Risk and Prognostic Factors.

 Describes the research findings regarding the course and outcome of the disorder over time. Uses APA 7th Edition to cite and reference the evidence.

 Minimally describes research/clinical findings regarding course and outcome.

 Fails to address research/clinical findings about disorder risk and prognostic factors over time.