DSM-5: A Comprehensive Overview
Author: Beth B. Russell, PhD
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Course Created: 2019
Practice Level: Intermediate
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Beth B. Russell, PhD
Beth B. Russell, PhD, is an assistant professor of Social Work at the College of Brockport and a previous social worker planner for Western Schools. Prior to her appointment at Brockport, she was a tenured, Associate Professor at Nazareth College and the Greater Rochester Collaborative Master of Social Work Program. Dr. Russell teaches practice, research, and policy classes, as well as electives in sexual health, creativity in social work, evidence- based practice, and addictions. She is a licensed clinical social work in New York State and maintains a small private practice working with adolescents & adults. Dr. Russell has contributed to several books, written peer-reviewed articles, and presented her research both nationally and internationally. Her current research foci include women and low sexual desire, cultural humility in social work graduate programs, and sexual health in professional social work practice. She holds a Master of Social Work degree from The University of Michigan Ann Arbor, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Education and Counseling from the University of Rochester.
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This course provides a comprehensive overview of the DSM-5, its history and purpose, and the manual’s changes and transitions from the DSM-IV. In addition, information on diagnostic criteria needed to assess the presence of psychiatric disorders and examples are provided, along with a brief overview of newly classified disorders and those disorders that have been removed or reclassified. The developmental, life-course perspective is addressed as it pertains to specific disorders along with information on the Cultural Formulation Interview. The course seeks to provide social workers, psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and other behavioral health providers with information necessary to understand the purpose and challenges of using the DSM-5 in order to provide the most accurate diagnosis and treatment for clients.
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- Explain the purpose of the DSM-5.
- Identify the organizational structure of the DSM-5.
- Describe the cultural formulation in the DSM-5.
- Recognize the relationship between DSM-5 and ICD-10.
- Explain changes in coding systems for DSM-5
- Identify changes to the DSM-5 diagnoses.
- Describe controversies surrounding the DSM-5 and future versions of the DSM.
- Overview of the DSM-5
- Insurance Implications
- Diagnostic Recording Changes
- Overview of DSM-5 Psychiatric Diagnoses
- Non-accepted Proposals
- Related Organizations
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