DSM-5 Review:  Changes & Overview (1.5-hr)

DSM-5 Review: Changes & Overview (1.5-hr)


Diagnostic labels have been a point of contention for many clinicians and a point of controversy, as the decision to diagnose or not relates to reimbursement.  A more useful way to view diagnoses, is to recognize the value a diagnosis can have in the treatment process.  The DSM-5 offers many tools to aide in the diagnostic process including specifiers, new diagnoses, revised diagnostic criteria, and the underutilized v-codes.  


Learning Objectives:

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to... 

1. Describe major changes from DSM-IV-TR to DSM-5 including new diagnoses

2. Utilize diagnostic specifiers and other-specified/unspecified diagnoses added with the DSM-5 (replacing NOS disorders)

3. Identify Other Conditions That May Be a Focus of Clinical Attention (i.e., v-codes, z-codes) 


Learning Level: 



Target Audience: 

This training is designed for professional counselors, school counselors, social workers, marital and family therapists, psychologists, addiction counselors, case managers, nurses, and other health care professionals.


Continuing Education: 

To obtain the certificate of completion for the 1.5 hours associated with this online recorded program, the participant will need to purchase the online training, view the entire video, review the provided resources and documents then email a completed post-test and optional evaluation to support@ipa-kc.com.  Participants passing the post-test with a minimum score of 70% will receive a certificate of completion.  


Each program offered designates the number of clock hours.  Be sure to check with your professional board as they will specify how many CE/CEU hours are equal to one clock hour (e.g., 1 CEU = 50 minutes). 


The content of this event may meet requirements for continuing education for most national, state, and local licensing boards and professional organizations.  Be sure to print the event description and submit with your certificate of attendance to your professional board for consideration.  For rules governing continuing education, participants should contact their respective regulatory boards. 


Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board does not require pre-approval of continuing education programs and does not offer an approval process for most professions.  They will consider continuing education programs that cover content specific to each profession's practice, skills, ethics, and knowledge.  Additional information is provided on their website under each profession, typically in the FAQ sections.


Missouri Division of Professional Registration does not require continuing education providers or programs to be approved prior to the event.  They will accept continuing education that is relevant to each profession (i.e. for professional counselors content must be primarily related to counseling, for psychologists content must be mostly psychological, and so on).  Additional information is provided on their website.  

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