DSM-5: An Overview of the Major Changes
Author: George B. Haarman, Psy.D., LMFT
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Course Created: 2014
Practice Level: Intermediate
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George B. Haarman, Psy.D., LMFT
George B. Haarman, Psy.D., LMFT, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 30 years of experience in private practice, working with youth detention centers, juvenile group homes, child protective services, and juvenile probation. Dr. Haarman is currently in private practice, and also serves as a consultant to several school systems regarding the assessment of children. Prior to being in private practice, he was the Deputy Director for Jefferson County Department for Human Services in Louisville, KY. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Spalding University and is a member of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Haarman has been an instructor at Jefferson Community College, Bellarmine University, and Spalding University. He has presented seminars regionally and nationally on clinical supervision, psychopathology, depression, and emotional disorders in children and adolescents. Dr. Haarman is the author of two books: School Refusal: Children Who Can't or Won't Go to School and Clinical Supervision: Legal, Ethical, and Risk Management Issues.
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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.
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- 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
- 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
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