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The DSM 5: Contexts and Clinical Applications

  • Saturday, September 07, 2013
  • Fresno State University, Alice Peters Auditorium
  • 18


  • NASW
The DSM 5: Contexts and Clinical Applications

Presented by Anne Petrovich, PhD, LCSW

(6 CE Hours)

Fresno California

September 7, 2013

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

Fresno State University, Alice Peters Auditorium

University Business Center 5245 N. Backer Ave,

Fresno, CA 93740


$50 Students; $100 Members; $120 Non-Members

The DSM-5 represents a fundamental shift in how disorders are conceptualized and diagnosed.  This workshop provides an overview of the new structure of the DSM, what has changed, and what hasn’t, the relationship between DSM 5 diagnosis and treatment, current controversies surrounding the DSM 5, using the DSM 5 in multidisciplinary settings and communicating effectively with psychiatrists and other medical and mental health personnel, through discussion and clinical vignettes.

Continental breakfast and boxed lunch will be provided if registered before 9/3/13 by 5pm.

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to do the following:

  • Describe three philosophies and historical forces that have shaped the DSM, culminating in DSM 5
  • Describe 3 major differences between DSM IV TR and the DSM 5
  • Describe 5 major strengths and weaknesses in the DSM 5 and their societal contexts
  • Apply both the DSM 5 and the ICD to specific clinical vignettes in a strength-based, culturally competent manner
  • Describe 4 necessary skills for effective collaboration with medical and interdisciplinary personnel in the diagnosis and treatment process.

Anne Petrovich, PhD, LCSW, is both a licensed psychologist and a licensed clinical social worker.  She is Emeritus Professor in the Social Work Education Department, CSU Fresno, where she has taught clinical courses for over 12 years and where, in 2011, she was the recipient of the Provost’s award for excellence in teaching.  She has worked in numerous psychiatric, school, hospital and community settings since 1965, and maintains an active private practice in Fresno.  She is also the co-author of “Strengthening the DSM” Springer Publishing Company. http://www.amazon.com/Strengthening-DSM-Incorporating-Resilience-Competence/dp/082611881X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1373484174&sr=8-1&keywords=strengthening+the+dsm

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