Course Details

Course TitleDSM-5: Changes and Implications for Professional Practice
Date Varies
ProviderCanadian Psychological Association
Credit Hours5
Instructor(s)Michael Zwiers
Method of InstructionIndependent Learning
Approving AgencyAPA
Course Syllabus

Course Description

This course provides an update on the DSM-5 for practicing clinicians who have a working knowledge of the DSM-IV-TR. Dr. Zwiers begins with a review of the history of the DSM system, and then reviews changes in the DSM-5, including organization, diagnostic framework, and criterion sets. As well, Dr. Zwiers discusses popular challenges and controversies, and provides information about DSM-5’s relationship to the ICD, as well as the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) currently championed by NIMH. Participants are encouraged to use this course as a platform to develop a personal learning plan for the DSM-5. - See more at:

Course Objectives