Course summary

Practice Level: Intermediate

The American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) publication, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), has been the industry standard for practitioners, researchers, pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, and policymakers since the original draft was published in 1952. The fifth edition, text revision of the manual, known as the DSM-5-TR was published in March 2022, after receiving approval at the annual APA conference. Designed for social workers, psychologists, counselors, and marriage and family therapists, this learning material provides a comprehensive overview of the DSM-5-TR, its history and purpose, organization, and the manual’s changes and transitions from the DSM-5. In addition, information on diagnostic criteria needed to assess the presence of psychiatric disorders and examples are provided, along with a brief overview of some classified disorders.

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” or “Enroll” button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

1. Explain the purpose of the DSM-5-TR.

2. Identify the organizational structure of the DSM-5-TR.

3. Describe the cultural formulation in the DSM-5-TR.

4. Recognize the relationship between DSM-5-TR and ICD.

5. Discuss diagnoses found in the DSM-5-TR.

Course Syllabus


  • American Psychiatric Association
  • Education and Training
  • Publications
  • Research

Purpose and History of the Manual

  • History of the Manual

DSM-5-TR Overview

  • Organization of the DSM-5-TR
  • Coding of Disorders
  • Changes in the DSM-5-TR
  • Culture and DSM-5-TR


  • Section I: DSM-5 Basics
  • Section II: Diagnostic Criteria and Codes
  • Section III: Emerging Measures and Models

Insurance Implications

  • HIPAA Approved Coding
  • ICD-10-CM Coding
  • Changes to Coding, Terminology, Diagnostic Criteria in the DSM-5-TR

Overview of DSM-5-TR Section II

  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
  • Bipolar and Related Disorders
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
  • Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders
  • Feeding and Eating Disorders
  • Elimination Disorders
  • Sleep-Wake Disorders
  • Sexual Dysfunctions
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders
  • Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
  • Neurocognitive Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Paraphilic Disorders
  • Medication-Induced Movement Disorders
  • Other Conditions That May Be a Focus of Clinical Attention




Beth B. Russell, PhD

Beth B. Russell, PhD, is an associate professor of Social Work at the College of Brockport and the co-chair of the MSW Program. 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 and adults. Dr. Russell has contributed to several books, written peer-reviewed articles, and presented her research both nationally and internationally. 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.

Teresa Crowe, PhD, LICSW

Teresa Crowe, PhD, LICSW is a licensed clinical social worker in the District of Columbia and Maryland. She is a professor of social work at Gallaudet University and teaches practice, theory, and research in the MSW program. Her recent research focuses on deaf and hard of hearing populations, especially in the areas of behavioral health, intimate partner violence, telemental health, well-being, and help-seeking.

M. Lys Hunt, LICSW

M. Lys Hunt, LICSW is a licensed independent clinical social worker who has been practicing social work for over 20 years. She earned her master’s degree from the Boston University School of Social Work and completed a post graduate fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. Her clinical work specializes in the areas of mental health and child and family welfare.

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