Course Details

Course TitleUsing the DSM-5 for Revolutionizing Diagnosis & Treatment
Date 5/19/2014
ProviderPESI Continuing Education Seminars
Credit Hours6
Instructor(s)Jack Klott, MSSA, LISW, CSW
Method of InstructionVirtual (Synchronous/Live)
Approving AgencyAPA
Course Syllabus

Course Description

Controversial & enhanced ways of understanding and treat human behaviors New classification system New coding system Newly developed diagnostic criteria for many diagnosis Changing diagnostics for children and adolescents The moral and ethical dilemma of the Somatic Symptom Disorders Examine the diagnostics that were eliminated and the ones that were added

Course Objectives

Examine selected diagnostic categories, their symptom criteria, and why some were changed. Develop a better understanding of diagnosing children and adolescents. Explore the nature and reasons for the trauma disorders classification and the implications for treatment. Identify the Severity Index and its uses: validating diagnosis, directing focus of treatment, evaluating treatment efficacy. Examine Section 3 of the DSM 5® – not to be ignored and when and how to use these diagnostic categories. Discuss the DSM 5®’s expanded and comprehensive approach to suicide and self mutilation. Describe the special and controversial features of the DSM 5 which places it apart from the previous DSM® manuals.