The Center for Professional Development

DSM-5: What Clinicians Need to Know

5 CEUs / 5 Act 48 credits

DATES (choose one)
Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013
Saturday, Nov.23, 2013
Sunday, Jan.26, 2014

The ability to utilize the DSM has become a standard competency in clinical social work practice. In May of 2013 the American Psychiatric Association published the DSM-5. This has been the most significant update to the text in years. This course offers a thorough introduction and overview of the changes that have been made to the text since DSM-IV-TR was published. Participantsl learn the process of making a differential diagnosis using the DSM 5.  Participants are instructed on how to utilize the DSM-IV-TR as a resource for the assessment and treatment of clients.  Discussion includes the use of the text as a reference for social work intervention when working as part of interdisciplinary teams.  Specific attention will be paid to the challenges that the DSM-5 continues to present when paired with the values of the profession. Upon completion of this workshop, participants: 1) have improved their level of competency when utilizing the DSM-5 in clinical practice; 2) have increased their knowledge base with regard to the specifics of the range and classification of disorders listed in the DSM-5; and 3) are familiar with the limits of the DSM-5, in particular with regard to the text's continued assumption of universal applicability.

David B. Landsman-Wohlsifer, PhD, LCSW, is Diplomate and Certified member of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. He is Co-Founder of The Boca Raton Center for Psychotherapy in Boca Raton, FL, and is an adjunct faculty member at Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research..