The DSM 5 represents the first re-vamp of the manual of mental disorders in nearly 20 years. This one-day workshop will examine the changes to both the structure and the diagnostic criteria in the DSM 5, explain the rationale for the changes, and provide an overview of the new diagnoses that have been created. 

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to: 

  • Review the history of the DSM 
  • Explain the major changes between DSM 4 and DSM 5 
  • Review the new measures to describe the severity of illness and associated impairment 

Participants will be able to draw upon their strong foundational knowledge of the DSM 5 while working with clients whose diagnoses may be changed with or impacted by the new DSM 5.

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