Course Details

Course TitleDSM-5: What Mental Health Therapists Need to Know
Date 8/2/2013
ProviderProfessional Psych Seminars
LocationLos Angeles
Credit Hours6
Instructor(s)Ken Bachrach
Method of InstructionLecture
Approving AgencyAPA
Course Syllabus

Course Description

The DSM-5 represents a fundamental shift in how disorders are conceptualized and diagnosed. The workshop provides an overview of the manual's new organization, other innovations such as spectrum disorders and the relationship between DSM-5 and the ICD. Participants learn the nuts and bolts of using the manual and coding a DSM-5 diagnosis. The program reviews major classes of psychiatric disorders with particular attention paid to significant changes in the diagnostic criteria. Throughout the workshop participants are given opportunities to practice making a diagnosis using the new system.</span></font>

Course Objectives

Describe at least three major innovations of the DSM-5.Write a DSM-5 diagnosis using the manual.List at least four new disorders introduced in DSM-5.List at least two strengths and two weaknesses of the new manual.