Mastering DSM-5: Diagnosing Disorders in Children, Adolescents, and Adults
Author: George B. Haarman, Psy.D., LMFT
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Course Created: 2015
Practice Level: Intermediate
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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With the publication of the DSM-5 in May 2013, the new standard for the diagnosis of Psychological and Emotional Disorder has been established. Some disorders are eliminated completely; others are reclassified; and some are subsumed under other disorders. New classifications are also established to clarify appropriate diagnostic criteria and allow for more effective treatment planning. Many of these have generated considerable controversy and debate among healthcare professionals, even before the manual’s release. Other disorders have undergone minor changes in order to reflect the current thinking and new research available. It’s imperative that all mental health professionals update their understanding of the APA’s new edition of the DSM to effectively identify, diagnose, and classify behavioral and mental health issues in individuals.
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- The History of the DSM-5
- DSM-5 Philosophy, Cultural Considerations, and Cross-Cutting Assessments
- Major Differences Between DSM-IV-TR and DSM-5
- Conditions for Further Study
- Chapter by Chapter Highlights of Changes between the DSM-IV-TR and DSM-5
- Case Studies and Diagnostic Drills
- Discuss the history of the DSM
- Describe the controversies generated by the DSM-5
- Explain the use of cross-cutting assessments
- List changes from the DSM-IV-TR to the DSM-5
- Discuss the conditions for further studies Listed in the DSM-5
- Analyze the proposed diagnoses for further study