Course Details

Course TitleDSM-5: Understanding and Diagnosing Mental Disorders
Date 9/27/2013
ProviderCross Country Education
LocationSacramento, CA
Credit Hours6
Instructor(s)Jean Keim, Ph.D., ABPP
Method of InstructionWorkshop/Seminar
Approving AgencyAPA
Course Syllabus No syllabus uploaded for this course.

Course Description

Highlighting current information regarding diagnostic categories and changes in the new DSM, this course is designed to train clinicians in the DSM-5, the prominent mental disorders, differential diagnoses, and the key criteria required to diagnose. Participants who work in non-diagnostic mental health-related areas will gain an understanding of these mental disorders, which will assist them with reading client reports and creating treatment plans, educational plans,and more.

Course Objectives

-Master the most important DSM-5 changes and detail the new categories of disorders; Dissect the new organizational structure; Learn critical differential diagnoses in relation to new DSM-5 diagnoses and diagnostic criteria; Explore ethical, professional, and legal issues that are involved in the diagnostic process; Examine the controversies surrounding the diagnosis of personality disorders