Changes in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)
This course will highlight the major changes in the recently released Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM 5), improvements and controversies, and how this applies to the practicing mental health professional. The DSM 5 looks to drastically change the way mental health professionals evaluate, diagnose, and treat mental illness. Understanding and becoming familiar with these changes will be imperative to a smooth transition into effectively utilizing this manual in a mental health practice.
About the Instructor: Sara Grier is a Licensed Social Worker (LCSW) and Behavioral Specialist Consultant with 10+ years of experience in the mental health field and counseling. Sara’s counseling and psychotherapy experience includes sexual abuse (both offender and victim) and trauma issues. Her experience includes disorders of mood, anxiety, depression, adjustment, and personality in both adults and children. Sara is currently licensed in both Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Penn State is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors to provide continuing education courses and programs for these professions.
Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Time: 8:30 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.
Fee: $69 per person
Registration deadline: March 14, 2014
Penn State Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education
PO Box PSU
Lehman, PA 18627
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