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DSM-5: An Overview of the Major Changes

Author: George B. Haarman, Psy.D., LMFT
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No book to buy Duration: 4 hours
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Course Summary

This course provides an overview of the changes in the DSM-5. Course topics include the history of the DSM, controversies generated by the DSM-5 and changes from the DSM-IV-TR.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF or Word) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add this Course Now" button above; this will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CEU credits.

Course Syllabus

  • The History of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
  • Fifth Edition
  • Controversies Generated by the DSM-5
  • DSM-5 Philosophy, Cultural Considerations, and Cross-Cutting Dimensional Assessments
  • Major Differences Between DSM-IV-TR and DSM-5
  • Conditions for Further Study

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the history of the DSM
  • Describe the controversies generated by the DSM-5
  • List changes from the DSM-IV-TR to the DSM-5
  • Analyze the proposed diagnoses for further study

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