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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

No book to buy Duration: 2 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 To Cart" button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

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

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

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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), through the Approved Continuing Education ACE) program. CE4Less maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 8/8/2015-8/8/2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.


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