Degree Name

Master of Science

Department or Program

Rehabilitation Counseling


Bordieri, James D.


This paper researched publications and articles to understand the history of antisocial personality disorder in the DSM. Upon gaining information regarding the history and diagnostic criteria of the antisocial personality disorder in the DSM, the author of this paper sought to provide knowledge of counseling techniques to be used by rehabilitation counselors and other counseling professionals when treating antisocial personality disorder. Many people diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder find themselves in the criminal justice system and have many problems involving interactions and socialization with others in the community. By delivering history and techniques, this author hopes to make available an understanding of symptoms, target populations of the disorder, preventions, and treatments that will improve the functioning and outcomes for individuals diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder.