5 hrs | $60.00
Certification Areas and Continuing Education: 5 Hours Total
Major changes have been made to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual in its 5th revision, particularly on alcohol and other substance-related disorders. The DSM-5 was published in 2013 after a twelve year process of revision.
This course will review key changes to this important diagnostic tool, changes which include:
- Combining the substance abuse and substance dependence disorders into one heading of substance use disorder;
- Requiring that at least 2 criteria be met for this diagnosis;
- Adding cannabis withdrawal and caffeine withdrawal as new disorders; and
- The addition of a new Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders section.
Reichenberg, L.W. (2014). DSM-5 Essentials: The Savvy Clinician’s Guide to the Changes in Criteria.
Student will be introduced to the new format of the DSM-5 and the reasoning behind changes and updates.
- Understand the shift from a multiaxial system to a non-axial system.
- Be introduced to the dimensional approach to diagnosis.
- Review the 20 classifications of disorders.
- Review the new sections on cultural formulation, and the alternative model for diagnosing personality disorders.