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The Good, The Bad, and The Profit: What Happened to the DSM-5?

Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families

Friday, October 11, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (PDT)

Camarillo, United States

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Event Details

Workshop hours will be from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (no lunch break included). Check-in will begin at 8:30am

 

Course description

Psychotherapists struggle with the benefit of diagnosing clients in clinical settings. Adding to concerns includes the controversy surrounding the making and marketing of the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). Former authors charge commercial interests have hijacked the enterprise by putting profit before patients, inflating diagnoses, medicalizing ordinary life, and being unduly influenced by major companies in the pharmaceutical industry. This workshop will present the primary changes while discussing the limitations, benefits and controversial areas of the making of the DSM-5.

Course Outline

8:30 Check in begins

9:00 – 10:00

Introduction to DSM system

- Terminology

- Difficulty with organization of system

- Sections I, II, III

- ICD-9 and ICD-10 Codes

- Judging “normal”

 

Controversy surrounding the making of the DSM-5

- Commercial interests influence the process

- Insurance issues

 

Benefits & limitations of the DSM

 

10:00 – 11:00

Using the DSM system in detail

- Methods to diagnose

- Specific area of changes to DSM-5

 

Disorders proposed in Section III

Conditions for further study

 

11:00 – 12:00

Specific changes to DSM-5 – Selected Diagnoses

- Detailed discussion of controversial changes        

 

12:00 – 1:00

Specific changes to DSM-5 – Selected Diagnoses

- Cultural Additions

- Cultural concepts of distress

- Outline for Cultural Formulation

- Cultural Formulation Interview

 

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

  • Participants will be able to describe two controversies regarding the making of the DSM-5 system.
  • Participants will be able to list the three primary sections of the new DSM-5 system and what is included in each.
  • Participants will be able to identify five primary changes to diagnoses from the DSM-IV to the current DSM-5 and explain the thinking behind the changes.
  • Participants will be able to utilize the system for assessing cultural issues in the DSM-5 (Outline for cultural formulation and Cultural formulation interview).

 

About the presenters

 

Pamela Harmell, Ph.D. is a national lecturer specializing in legal and ethical issues in clinical practice. She is a Professor at the Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology. Dr. Harmell is former Chair of the California State Ethics Committee, is the current Co-Chair of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association Ethics Committee. She serves on the Board of Directors of the California Psychological Association and is Past President of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association.

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Continuing Education

Meets requirements for 4 hours of CEUs MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCS, and Psychologist’s CEUs

This workshop meets the qualifications for 4 hours of continuing education credit for licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs), Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSWs), Licensed Educational Psychologists (LEPs), and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCCs) as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families; Provider 2522).

 

Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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When & Where


975 Flynn Rd
Camarillo, 93012

Friday, October 11, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (PDT)


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Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families

Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families is one of the largest providers of mental health services for children and families on California’s central coast. We serve over 430 families daily, many of whom have faced abuse and neglect, severe emotional disturbances, mental health challenges, multiple out-of-home placements, and a variety of other challenges.

Our campus and community services include: Emergency Shelter, Residential Treatment, Non-Public School, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Health Services Clinic, Therapeutic Behavioral Services/Intensive Behavioral Services, Wraparound, and Emergency Crisis Response.

Visit www.casapacifica.org for more information.

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