DSM IV-TR to DSM 5: An Overview

Date: 3/14/2015
Registration Ends: 3/11/2015 11:59 PM

This three-hour workshop will provide an overview of the DSM-5 revisions, including its development process, changes to the organizational structure, and major revisions to existing diagnoses, as well as the introduction of new disorders from the previous DSM IV-TR This workshop will also inform participants about the elimination of Axis and the new utilization of level of acuity. Each different categories of Mental Health and Substance Use Related Disorders will be discussed.

Workshop Objectives:

• Describe the history, development and use of the DSM 5.
• Identify the changes in DSM-5 from DSM-IV-TR and explain their rationale.
• Learn appropriate sign terminologies in both Mental Health and Substance Use Assessments from DSM 5.

This is an excellent vocabulary building opportunity!

This webcast will be presented in ASL.



Continuing Education Credits

0.300 CEUs (RID approved, professional studies)

Computer requirements

High speed internet
Most recent version of Adobe Flash Player

Webcast will be 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Central time. Please check your time zone to make sure you sign on at the correct time.

REFUND POLICY: We will have a recorded version of every webcast available. If for some reason you cannot attend the webcast at the scheduled time, you may watch the recorded version later. Because of this, we cannot offer refunds. If a webcast is cancelled, you will be given credit to view another webcast, either live or archived.

Presented by:

Steven Hunter, MSW, LCAS, CPSS is working as Outreach Coordinator/Consultant in North Central Region (TRIAD region) with RHA Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services in High Point. He currently obtains North Carolina Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist and Certified Peer Support Specialist. He has been working professionally with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing populations over two decades in several states.. He holds a Master of Social Work from University of Houston, Houston, TX and is a currently doctorate (Organizational Leadership with an emphasis of Behavioral Health) student at Grand Canyon University. Steven has given numerous presentations related to Mental Health and Substance Abuse all over the country. Since Steven is a trauma survivor, he is strongly interested in doing research on vicarious trauma. During his leisure time, he loves playing with his chocolate lab, Hope, traveling, reading, and outdoor activities.


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