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The DSM 5: Transitions

  • Saturday, November 01, 2014
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Turning Point Community Programs Administration Office 3440 Viking Dr. Main Conference Rm.
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The DSM 5: Transitions

Presented by Stan Taubman, PhD, LCSW

(6 CE Hours)


November 1, 2014

8:30 Registration-Workshop begins at 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Students $65; $120 Members/Faculty/T.P. Staff; $150 Non-Members


This workshop is designed for the clinical practitioner who has some familiarity and experience with DSM differential diagnosis using the DSM-IV. The workshop will familiarize participants with major changes from the DSM-IV to the DSM5 including changes in the classification system, definition of mental disorder, loss of the 5 axis system, new diagnoses, deleted diagnoses, unchanged diagnoses, and criteria changes. The presentation will also identify common diagnostic errors and introduce participants to the new Assessment Measures which are included in the DSM-5 Manual.


Participants will be able to...
1. Identify at least five new diagnoses and at least three deleted diagnoses.

2. Identify the issues, both pro and con, related to at least two diagnoses for which changes have been controversial.

3. Identify at least five common diagnostic errors and ways of avoiding them.


  • The new definition of mental disorder, with comparisons to the definition used to develop DSM III and IV
  • Review of the 20 new diagnostic categories with a “crosswalk” to the 16 categories of DSM­IV diagnostic categories
  • New diagnoses, deleted diagnoses, and diagnoses with modified criteria
  • DSM-5 Assessment Measures
  • Common diagnostic errors
  • Controversies arising during the DSM-5 development process 

This course meets the qualifications for 6.0hrs of CE credit for PhDs LCSWs, LMFTs, and LPCCs as required by the CA BBS. PCE #1 The Sanville Institute is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. The Sanville Institute maintains responsibility for this program and it's content. CPA Provider# SAN 150.

*A boxed lunch will be provided for participants that pre-register. Lunch cannot be guaranteed for at the door registration. 

 *Student price is for students currently enrolled in a program of a mental health discipline.

Refund Policy: A full refund may be issued up until 7 days prior to the presentation date. No refunds will be issued after 10/24/14.

Dual Licenses: Participants that request certificates for dual licenses will be charged an additional $10 processing fee.

Stan Taubman, PhD, LCSW is the Program Director of Berkeley Training Associates and teaches on the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, graduate program in Social Work. He is the former Director of the Alameda County Medi-Cal Behavioral Health Plan, as well a Director of Management Services for the Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services Department. His clinical experience includes private practice, mental health inpatient, outpatient and day treatment programs, child welfare and medical social work. Dr. Taubman is the author of Ending the Struggle Against Yourself (Tarcher/Putnam Publishing), as well as numerous journal articles addressing both clinical and administrative issues. CLICK HERE to purchase Ending the Struggle Against Yourself on AMAZON.com

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