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Highlights of Changes from DSMIVTR to DSM5 1CE

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Course Description

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) is the 2013 update to the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) classification and diagnostic tool.  This Course outlines the changes made to the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria and texts in the same order in which they appear in the DSM-5 classification.  However, it should also be noted that this is not an exhaustive guide; minor changes in text or wording made for clarity are not described here.  This course is intended to familiarize mental health professionals, social workers, substance abuse professionals, child welfare workers, healthcare professionals, psychologists, or certified addiction specialists, with the changes made to the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria and texts.

Approved by the Following State Boards
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Counseling, and Mental Health Counseling (CE Broker #50-23449)

  • Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (License #197.000302)

  • Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (CE Broker #50-23449)

  • South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors, and Psycho-Educational Specialists (CE Broker #50-23449)

Learning Objectives
  • Learn about changes made to the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria and texts regarding:

  • Terminology

  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders

  • Schizophrenia Spectrum & Other Psychotic Disorders

  • Bipolar & Related Disorders

  • Depressive Disorders

  • Somatic Symptom & Related Disorders

  • Anxiety Disorders

  • Obsessive-Compulsive & Related Disorders

  • Trauma- & Stressor-Related Disorders

  • Dissociative Disorders

  • Somatic Symptom & Related Disorders

  • Feeding & Eating Disorders

  • Sleep-Wake Disorders

  • Sexual Dysfunctions

  • Gender Dysphoria

  • Disruptive, Impulse-Control & Conduct Disorders

  • Substance-Related & Addictive Disorders

  • Neurocognitive Disorders

  • Paraphilic Disorders


You will be expected to review all materials provided and pass the poset-test with a minimum of 70%, in order to receive your certificate of completion.  You will also be required to complete a course evaluation.  Once you have satisfactorily completed the post-test and submitted your evaluation, your certificate will be emailed to you.

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