DSM-5 Overview of Changes

About the Course:

This course provides an overview of changes from the DSM-IV-TR manual to the newly released DSM-5. The course provides summary knowledge for practitioners transitioning from use of the previous manual to the new diagnostic criteria and coding system of the DSM-5.

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American Psychiatric Association

Recommended For:

This course is appropriate for psychologists, social workers, counselors, and other mental health professionals working in fields that utilize the DSM-5 as a component of the treatment process. It is also appropriate from other professionals for increasing knowledge of changes to this standard text of mental health practice.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify significant diagnostic changes from the DSM-IV-TR to the newly published DSM-5.

  2. Demonstrate the changes to diagnostic terminology in the DSM-5.

  3. Distinguish the concept changes in diagnosing between the DSM-IV-TR and DSM-5.

  4. Cite examples of specific clarifications made to the practice applicabilty beginning with the DSM-5.

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Course Number: 102020
Credit Hours: 3cr
Exam Fee: $20.91
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