Course Details

Course TitleUnderstanding the DSM-5: What Every Practitioner Needs to Know
Date 2/8/2014
ProviderCalifornia Psychological Association and the Los Angeles County Psychological Association
LocationLos Angeles
Credit Hours6
Instructor(s)Greg J. Neimeyer, PhD
Method of InstructionWorkshop/Seminar
Approving AgencyCPA
Course Syllabus DSM Workshop Outline 2_8_14.doc

Course Description

The most recent revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5) represents a major departure from its predecessor (DSM-IV-TR) and has created a firestorm of controversy as a result. The discontinuation of the multi-axial system, the addition and deletion of specific disorders, the substantial regrouping and reclassification of familiar disorders, and significant changes in the names, nature and criteria associated with various disorders all mark the fifth edition of the DSM as a substantial revision of the manual. This interactive workshop will provide participants with a clear delineation of the key changes in the DSM-5, together with an opportunity to apply and discuss novel diagnostic concepts.

Course Objectives

1. Identify at least ten (10) key changes in the DSM-5 2. Describe the significant conceptual changes associated with the revisions in the manual 3. Discuss at least three significant controversies generated by the most recent revision of the DSM