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DSM-5: A Comprehensive Overview

Author: Beth B. Russell, PhD

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Practice Level: Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 4 hours
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Course Summary

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.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Learning Objectives

  • 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.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Overview of the DSM-5
  • Organization
  • Insurance Implications
  • Diagnostic Recording Changes
  • Overview of DSM-5 Psychiatric Diagnoses
  • Non-accepted Proposals
  • Controversies
  • Related Organizations
  • Conclusion
  • References

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This organization, CE4Less, provider #1115, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education ACE) program. Ce4Less maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 8/8/2018-8/8/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive continuing education clock hours.

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