DSM-5 (6 CE)
Course Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Course Developed By: Jennifer Kolb, LCSW
Bio: Jennifer Kolb, LCSW; Social Work Consultant, reviewed and determined the course meets requirements for continuing education in the field of social work. This course is appropriate for masters and clinical level social workers. Jennifer graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. She specializes in school-based psychotherapy with children and adolescents, as well as licensing exam coaching and preparation.
Content By: Gerry Grossman, M.A., LMFT, Nancy Klein, M.A., LMFT
Course Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Course Description: DSM-5 revised for 2013 has reconceptualized mental disorders with a broader view of the diagnostic process: Age of onset for most disorders are eliminated, making diagnoses possible across the entire lifespan. The category of "NOS" has been eliminated and replaced by specific subsyndromal conditions so that below-threshold presentations can be coded and treated. In addition, classifications and diagnoses have been added, revised or eliminated to reflect current research and clinical practice. A number of new V-codes have been added to reflect complexity of psychosocial circumstances of today's clients. In this course, participants will learn the new categories of disorders as well as all of the new diagnoses added in 2013. They will also learn which diagnoses have been revised, renamed, and reclassified. The course also highlights some of the more common disorders and classifications which have been altered, so that therapists can make use of the new manual immediately.
(Course includes category and accompanying diagnoses charts, study focus questions, 13 diagnostic practice vignettes, and easy-to-navigate summaries of diagnostic criteria.)
- Recognize DSM-5 new diagnoses, new diagnostic criteria, and classifications.
- Identify how previous diagnoses have been renamed, revised and reclassified in the DSM-5.
- Apply their understanding of the DSM-5 to assessments and diagnosis in complex psychosocial contexts.
- Explain the cultural, theoretical and practical implications of the diagnostic revisions and additions.
Course materials can be downloaded or read online. To receive a certificate of completion, you must complete a multiple-choice post-test with a score of 75% or better and complete a course evaluation.