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DSM-5 Changes Overview Course

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DSM-5 Changes Overview Course – Online CE Course

DSM-5 Changes Overview Course Objectives and Outline:

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe at least one concept and foundation of the DSM 5.
  2. Identify and distinguish between at least two DSM IV and DSM 5 clinical changes.
  3. Identify and distinguish between at least two DSM IV and DSM 5 diagnostic criteria.
  4. Discuss at least one DSM 5 substance abuse change.

Course Outline:

  1. DSM-5 Revisions
  2. Elimination of Multi-Axial Diagnosis
  3. Clustering of Chapters
  4. DSM-5 Chapters
  5. Changes in Terminology
  6. DSM-5 and Autism
  7. Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  8. Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders
  9. Delusional Disorder
  10. Catatonia
  11. Bipolar and Related Disorders
  12. Depressive Disorders
  13. New Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder
  14. Anxiety Disorders
  15. Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
  16. Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders
  17. Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders
  18. Feeding and Eating Disorders
  19. Disruptive, Impulse-Control and Conduct Disorders
  20. Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
  21. DSM-5 to ICD-9 Crosswalk for Psychiatric Disorders
  22. Diagnostic Code Changes: Insurance Implications
  23. Diagnostic Code Changes: Documentation Implications
  24. Summary

Instructors: Nicole Hiltibran, MA, LMFT; Julie Campbell, Phd

Author: Seattle Children’s Hospital

The following are North Star Behavioral Health’s Content Controllers:

Christopher K. Varley, MD – Presenter
Dr. Andy Mayo, CEO
Dr. Ruth Dukoff, System Medical Director
Laura McKenzie, QIRM Director
Denise Gleason, CME Coordinator
Evelyn Alsup, Education Resource Manager
Medical Staff:
Dr. Phillip Neuberger
Dr. Arom Evans
Dr. Manuel Rodriguez
Dr. Elizabeth Baisi
Dr. David Hjellen
Dr. Judith Bautista
Dr. Jill Abram
Education Committee:
Sabrina Ben, HRD
Carla MacGregor, DRTC Administrator
Ron Meier, PRTC Clinical Director
Melanie Nelson, DOSS
Brandy Proctor, DON
Sarah Skeel, PRTC Administrator
Business Development Department:
Elke Villegas, Director of Business Development
Lindsey Fletcher, Clinical Community Liaison
Becky Bitzer, Clinical Community Liaison
Alice Walter, Clinical Community Liaison
Sarah Twaddle, Clinical Community Liaison


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