DSM-5 Update Review *NEW



5 Hours

Student will be introduced to the new format of the DSM-5 as well the reasoning behind changes and updates.

Major changes have been made to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual in its 5th revision, particularly on alcohol and other substance-related disorders.  The DSM-5 was published in 2013 after a twelve year process of revision. This course will review key changes to this important diagnostic tool, changes which include:
  1. Combining the substance abuse and substance dependence disorders into one heading of substance use disorder
  2. Requiring that at least 2 criteria be met for this diagnosis
  3. Adding cannabis withdrawal and caffeine withdrawal as new disorders
  4. The addition of a new Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders section

Certification Areas and Continuing Education: 5 Hours Total
Clinical Evaluation 

Required TextbookReichenberg, L.W. (2014). DSM-5 Essentials: The Savvy Clinician’s Guide to the Changes in Criteria. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons, Inc 

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