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Understanding DSM-5

Presented by Gary G. Gintner, PhD, LPC - 6 CE Hours

Workshop 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, 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.

Learning Objectives:
 By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:
1. Describe at least three major innovations of DSM-5.
2. Describe the relationship between DSM-5 and ICD.
3. Write a DSM-5 diagnosis using the manual.
4. Describe at least two changes to each class of psychiatric disorders covered in the workshop.
5. Describe at least four new disorders introduced in DSM-5.
6. State at least two strengths and two weaknesses of the new manual.