DSM-5: A User’s Guide
Co-Sponsored by The Ohio Psychological Association & The National Psychologist
Registration has now closed. There will be no on-site registration. Please contact Joan Bowman to be placed on the wait list.
When: Friday, June 28 | 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Registration starts at 8 a.m.) | 6 CE
Where: Columbus Airport Marriott | 1375 North Cassady Avenue, Columbus 43219
Presenter: Gary G. Gintner, PhD, LPC
Registration Cost: $150 OPA Member & National Psychologist Subscriber* | $180 Non-Member
The DSM-5 represents a fundamental shift in how disorders are conceptualized and diagnosed. The workshop provides an overview of the manual’s new organization, other innovations such as spectrum disorders and the relationship between DSM-5 and the ICD. Participants learn the nuts and bolts of using the manual and coding a DSM-5 diagnosis. The program reviews major classes of psychiatric disorders with particular attention paid to significant changes in the diagnostic criteria. Throughout the workshop participants are given opportunities to practice making a diagnosis using the new system. The program includes a diagnostic tune-up designed to help participants implement a set of clinical strategies that have been shown to enhance diagnostic accuracy and consistency.
By the end of the program, participants will be able to:
- Describe at least three major innovations of DSM-5.
- Describe the relationship between DSM-5 and ICD.
- Write a DSM-5 diagnosis using the manual.
- Describe at least two changes to each of the classes of psychiatric disorders covered in the workshop.
- State at least four new disorders introduced in DSM-5.
- State at least two strengths and two weaknesses of the new manual.
- Describe four ways of enhancing diagnostic accuracy.
About the Speaker:
Gary G. Gintner, PhD, LPC is an Associate Professor and Program Leader of the Counseling Program at Louisiana State University. He has published numerous articles on topics such as differential diagnosis, mood disorders, substance abuse and best practices for the treatment of psychiatric and substance use disorders. He is a nationally recognized trainer on the DSM and best practice guidelines. His thirty years of clinical experience includes inpatient care, substance abuse counseling, and outpatient mental health. He served as the 2007-2008 President of the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) and is currently the DSM-5 Task Force Chair for AMHCA.
*National Psychologist Subscriber Discount: Subscribers who are not OPA members will receive a $30 discount by entering the code NP150 in the Discount Non-Member Code box.
The Ohio Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Ohio Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
The Ohio Psychological Association also is approved by the State of Ohio Counselor and Social Worker Board to provide continuing professional education. The approved provider number is #RCS070608.
Questions? Please contact Joan Bowman.