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DSM-5: A Comprehensive Overview CEU

Author: Teresa Crowe, PhD, LICSW


Duration: 3 hours
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Course Summary

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the DSM-5, its history and purpose, and the manual’s changes and transitions from the DSM-IV. In addition, information on diagnostic criteria needed to assess the presence of psychiatric disorders and examples are provided, along with a brief overview of newly classified disorders and those disorders that have been removed or reclassified. The developmental, life-course perspective is addressed as it pertains to specific disorders along with information on the Cultural Formulation Interview. The course seeks to provide social workers, psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and other behavioral health providers with information necessary to understand the purpose and challenges of using the DSM-5 in order to provide the most accurate diagnosis and treatment for clients.

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Program Goal:

To educate CCM® board certified case managers about DSM-5: A Comprehensive Overview

Learning Objectives

At the close of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose of the DSM-5.
  • Describe the cultural formulation in the DSM-5.
  • Explain changes in coding systems for DSM-5
  • Identify changes to the DSM-5 diagnoses.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Overview of the DSM-5
  • Organization
  • Insurance Implications
  • Diagnostic Recording Changes
  • Overview of DSM-5 Psychiatric Diagnoses
  • Non-accepted Proposals
  • Controversies
  • Related Organizations
  • Conclusion
  • References


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