Monday, February 9, 2015

Upcoming Continuing Education Programs

Lowcountry AHEC Offering DSM-5 Overview in May

Lowcountry AHEC is offering a training course reviewing the new edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) entitled, “DSM5: A First Look” on May 8 at the Trident Community Center in the Trident Family Health building in North Charleston.  The long-anticipated DSM-5 has been in publication for nearly two years and reflects a significant shift in the way that clinicians will conceptualize and diagnose their patients. In this full-day training, participants will explore the revision rationale put forth by the American Psychiatric  Association (APA) and gain a greater understanding of the field's movement toward a more dimensional conceptualization of mental health disorders. The course will explore how the diagnostic criteria of each disorder has been revised in light of the growing body of neurological and psychiatric literature, as well as the impact that culture, gender, human development and ethnicity play on assessment.

This course will be an interdisciplinary program offered to nurses, social workers (non-social work hours), physical therapists and occupational therapists.  Participants will require a thorough familiarity with the previsous edition of the DMS, DSM-IV-TR (Text Revision), and current psychiatric diagnoses to best benefit from this lecture.

Matt Dugan, MA, LPC, CACII, Program Administrator of Adult Services of the Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services Center, will be the guest speaker. 

To register, visit www.lcahec.com.

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