course »Utilizing the DSM 5 in Social Work and Mental Health Practices

Date: 11/6/2015, 9:00 am—4:00 pm
County: Alameda County
CEUs: 6
Location: Oakland
Sponsor: A Better Way, Inc.
Phone: 510-601-0203
The DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition) has many significant differences from previous editions, including new diagnoses, changes to previous diagnoses, and a new classification system. In this course, participants will learn the changes to most of the chapters in the manual, changes to familiar diagnoses and they will learn about several new diagnoses.

Course Objectives
This course is designed to help participants:
  • Learn the history of diagnosing and the DSM
  • Learn and understand the new structure and organization of the DSM-5
  • Identify the diagnoses that are no longer in use
  • Identify major changes to the DSM-IV diagnoses