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DSM-5 CoverDSM-5 Update

Dates: See below.

Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

C.E. Hours:
4

Locations: See below.

Synopsis: Identify the major differences between the DSM-5 and past editions of the DSM in this new intermediate course! This course examines the primary changes in the DSM-5 including how to use the non-axial system, the new ICD-9 and ICD-10 coding system, and how to note what was formerly listed on Axis I through V, and the primary “chapter” arrangement. This workshop will discuss the benefits, advantages, concerns and some controversial areas of the DSM-5.

Topics:

  • Introduction to DSM system
    • Terminology
    • Organization of new system
    • Sections I, II, III
    • Chapter arrangement
    • ICD-9 and ICD-10 Codes
    • Benefits & limitations of the DSM
  • Using the DSM system in detail
    • Methods to diagnose
    • Specific area of changes to DSM-5
  • Disorders proposed in Section III
  • Conditions for further study
  • Specific changes to DSM-5 – Selected Diagnoses
    • Detailed discussion of changes
  • Specific changes to DSM-5 – Selected Diagnoses
    • Cultural Additions
    • Cultural concepts of distress
    • Outline for Cultural Formulation
    • Cultural Formulation Interview

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, you’ll be better able to:
  • Describe what is meant by “chapter” arrangement in the DSM-5.
  • List the three primary sections of the new DSM-5 system and what is included in each.
  • Identify five primary changes to diagnoses from the DSM-IV to the current DSM-5.
  • Explain the thinking behind the changes to diagnoses from the DSM-IV to the current DSM-5.
  • Utilize the system for assessing cultural issues in the DSM-5.
  • Describe some concerns and controversial areas of the DSM-5.
Speaker Profile:

Pamela H. Harmell, Ph.D. is a psychologist and a professor at Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Education and Psychology. She specializes in legal and ethical issues in clinical practice and has written extensively in professional publications on ethical practice. She is the past Chair of the California Psychological Association Ethics Committee and is the former Co-Chair of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association Ethics Committee. She is the Past-President of the California Board of Psychology and the former President of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association (2009). Additionally, she has completed one year of law school.

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DSM-5 Now Available!

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