This two-day, advanced, clinically oriented course focuses on child and adult mental health diagnoses from a neurobiological viewpoint, including evidence-based therapeutic practices and psychopharmacological treatments.
After attending this training, participants will be able to:
- Understand the significant changes to and the controversies of the new DSM 5 diagnostic classification system
- Recognize the symptoms of commonly diagnosed disorders in children such as ADHD, autism spectrum, disruptive and conduct disorders and adjustment disorders
- Identify new diagnostic categories in children and adults, including trauma- and stressor-related disorders, and redesigned areas such as anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and substance-related and addictive disorders
- Recognize medications prescribed for mental health disorders, review common side effects, and explore educational materials and resources for staff, clients and families
Successful participants will have a better understanding of mental health treatment issues and common promising practices of mental health partner providers. Further, participants can use this understanding to make better informed decisions when facilitating access to mental health services for adults, youth and children.