DSM-5 Autism Spectrum Disorder

About the Course:

This course covers the basic facts, guidelines & criteria exemplars of Autism Spectrum Disorder as defined by the DSM-5. This course will discuss the changes from DSM-IV to DSM-5 regarding autism-related disorders, as well as define the DSM-5 diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Specific guidelines for clinicians are presented, and clear examples are discussed.

Journal/Publisher:

American Psychiatric Publishing

Publication Date:

2013

Course Material Authors

American Psychiatric Association

The American Psychiatric Association, founded in 1844, is the world’s largest psychiatric organization. It is a medical specialty society representing growing membership of more than 35,000 psychiatrists. Its member physicians work together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental disorders, including intellectual disabilities and substance use disorders. APA is the voice and conscience of modern psychiatry. For more information, visit http://www.psychiatry.org/home.

Lauren Carpenter, Ph.D, BCBA

Lauren Carpenter, Ph.D, BCBA is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Carpenter received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California at San Diego and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the State University of New York at Binghamton. She completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), focusing on neuropsychology and on autism spectrum disorders. She currently is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Genetics and Developmental Pediatrics at MUSC. Dr. Carpenter’s clinical interests include autism spectrum disorders, neuropsychological assessment, and applied behavior analysis. Dr. Carpenter is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She coordinates an autism spectrum disorder diagnostic clinic and provides evaluation and consultation for children with neurological and psychiatric diagnoses. She supervises psychology interns and post-doctoral fellows in the area of pediatric assessment, with a focus on autism spectrum disorders.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about Autism Spectrum Disorder as defined by the DSM-5. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe Autism Spectrum Disorder as defined by the DSM-5 and discuss the relevant changes from the previous DSM-IV regarding autism-related disorders.

  2. Define and discuss DSM-5 Autism Spectrum Disorder guidelines for clinicians.

  3. Identify criteria exemplars for the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder according to the DSM-5.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder Fact Sheet

DSM-5 Autism Spectrum Disorder Guidelines & Criteria Exemplars

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Course Number 102086
1 credit hour
NBCC: 0.5 credit hours
Online Article
Exam Fee: $6.97
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