A Clinician's Guide to DSM-5, 2nd Edition

About the Course:
This intermediate-level course provides clinicians with the most essential information about the manual in a single, easy-to-use source. The course describes the history of the DSM and the development process used in creating the diagnostic system's new structure. Newly added and classified disorders, removed or reclassified disorders, and any modified diagnostic criteria for those disorders retained in DSM-5 are detailed. The course addresses the controversies and criticisms that arose with the publication of DSM-5. Clinical vignettes highlight diagnosis criteria and quick reference lists and charts included in the course are an indispensable resource for those clinicians ready to use DSM-5.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the history of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).
  • Explain the structural and organizational changes made in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5).
  • Identify psychiatric diagnoses that are newly included in DSM-5.
  • Identify changes to psychiatric diagnoses that have been made in the transition from DSM-IV-TR to DSM-5, including the recategorization, renaming, and modification of criteria.
  • List psychiatric disorders and their criteria that have been recommended for further study by DSM-5.
  • Describe the controversies and criticisms that have arisen from the publication of DSM-5, and the alternative diagnostic systems that have been proposed in lieu of DSM-5.
About the Author:
Edward A. Selby, PhD, is the director of clinical training and an associate professor in the clinical psychology program at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Dr. Selby has sought, through extensive research and clinical experience, to improve the understanding and treatment of psychopathology. He has written more than 70 peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters, many of which examine various forms of psychopathology, including personality disorders and eating disorders. Much of his work is aimed at understanding the emotional experiences that precede the onset of maladaptive behaviors, such as nonsuicidal self-injury and binge-eating episodes, as well as the negative emotional and social consequences that result from such behavior.

How to Receive Credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.
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The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
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