course »Utilizing the DSM-5 with Young Children in Foster Care

Date: 3/25/2016, 9:00 am—3:30 pm
County: Alameda County
CEUs: 6
Location: Berkeley
Sponsor: A Better Way, Inc.
Phone: 510-601-0203
This DSM-5 course is designed to explain how mental health diagnoses are determined and inform work with individuals who have a mental health diagnosis. In the course participants will learn about the history of mental health diagnoses, how a diagnosis is determined and specifics about DSM-5 diagnoses that are frequently used with youth and individuals with chronic mental illness and substance use disorders.

Learning Objectives:
  1. After this course, participants will be able to discuss and review the organizational structure, substantive changes and new diagnosis in the 5th edition of the Diagnostic Manual of the Mental Disorders (DSM-5).
  2. After this course, participants will be able to recognize and discuss the relevance of the DSM-5 to providing services to children, youth and families.
  3. After this course, participants will be able to discuss and review the criteria for diagnoses in DSM-5 frequently used with youth and clients with chronic mental illness and/or substance use disorders
  4. After this course, Participants will be able to apply diagnostic criteria to clinical cases.