Classroom Course » DSM-5

Dates & Times:
October 11, Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Hosted By:
Felton Institute Research and Training

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Credits Quantity Unit Price
7.00 $100.00




Description:

This course provides a step-by-step guide to the diagnostic procedure embedded in the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-5th Edition (DSM-5) of the American Psychiatric Association. It provides a comparison between the diagnostic categories that remain the same and what are different between DSM-4 and DSM-5.  It discusses the common errors that users might make in the use of this manual in assessment and diagnosis.  It outlines a procedure in arriving proper diagnosis integrating mental status evaluation, clinical and psycho-social history.  It offers insights regarding the complexity of the presentation of symptoms related to a variety of mental disorders and how proper the diagnoses can inform on the selection of most effective treatment and intervention strategies.

Objective:

1.       Identify and analyzes diagnostic protocol involving using of symptom clusters, clinical/psycho-social history, diagnostic hierarchy in making accurate and proper differential diagnoses.

2.       Discuss the common errors that users might make in the use of this manual in assessment and diagnosis. 

3.       Outline a procedure in arriving proper diagnosis integrating mental status evaluation, clinical and psycho-social history.

4.       Compare and analyze what remain the same and what are the differences in the classification of mental disorders between DSM-4 and DSM-5.

5.       Explain and discusses the elimination of the 5-Axis diagnostic system of DSM-4 and how it impacts on making multiple diagnoses.

6.       Describe and explains the DSM-5 format in the presentation of clinical diagnoses, the organization of the Manual based on a developmental/life-span perspective.

7.       Analyze and explain how a dimensional approach is integrated with existing categorical descriptions of mental disorders.

Intended Audience:
Instruction Format:  Lectures, small group exercise on the use of diagnostic procedures.

Intended Audience: social workers, marriage/family therapists, nurses, physicians, case workers, psychologists and other human service/health care/mental and behavioral health care professionals and trainees.

Venue:
601 Van Ness, Community Room
601 Van Ness
Mezzanine Level, Community Room
San Francisco, California 94102
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