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Jason King, PhD, CMHC, DCMHS

Jason H. King, PhD, CMHC, DCMHS served as a DSM-5® Revision Task Force committee member for the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) and the American Counseling Association (ACA), giving national and state presentations on the DSM-5® revision process and proposed diagnostic changes. He completed a podcast on the DSM-5® with the ACA, offers webinars on the DSM-5® for ACA members, and writes monthly articles on the DSM-5® in ACA’s Counseling Today. Dr. King owns and directs an outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment clinic ( that collected data for the American Psychiatric Association’s Routine Clinical Practice field trials that informed the DSM-5® revision process. He has taught DSM and Clinical Assessment classes at the bachelor and master’s level.

Dr. King is a recognized speaker, researcher, supervisor, educator, clinician, and author with over 12 years of clinical experience in correctional, outpatient, private, and community practice settings with children, adolescents, and adults. He is a state licensed and national board certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CMHC) and is an AMHCA Diplomate and Clinical Mental Health Specialist (DCMHS) in Substance Abuse & Co-occurring Disorders Counseling. Dr. King received the 2012 AMHCA Mental Health Counselor of the Year Award.