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DSM-5: Changes Impacting Clinical Practice
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DSM-5: Changes Impacting Clinical Practice

When: Friday, November 1, 2013
9:00 AM - 12:15 PM (Registration 8:30 AM with continental breakfast)
Where: Regis College, Upper Student Union
235 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 02493
Presenter: Janice N. Furlong, LICSW
Contact: (617) 227-9635

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The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5) released in May 2013 includes new disorders, and revised criteria for existing mental disorders. This workshop benefits clinicians who diagnose and treat mental illness in all settings, and assists in transitioning from the DSM-IV to the DSM-5. Highlighted changes include the reorganization of the chapters, creation of new diagnoses and categories, consolidation and deletion of diagnoses, and the deletion of the multiaxial diagnosis with changes that include an emphasis on assessment measures.

Janice Furlong, LICSW is a Clinical Associate Professor at Boston University School of Social Work, teaching a range of clinical practice and human behavior courses. She has more than 35 years of clinical practice experience with children, families, and adults in a variety of settings. She served as Director of Training in a community mental health center, and in this capacity provided clinical supervision to MSW students and staff. Janice is a requested speaker at professional conferences, and continues to treat individuals and families in her private practice, and to provide consultation and supervision.

Learning objectives (participants will learn...)

  • The comparison of the DSM-5 to the DSM-IV
  • The major changes and rationale for the changes in the DSM-5
  • The controversies accompanying the DSM-5

Approved for 3 CEs for Social Workers

Early Bird* fees:
NASW Member - $60
Non-Member - $90
Retired or Unemployed NASW Member - $35
BSW/MSW Student Member - $20
BSW/MSW Student Non-Member - $30

*Add $25 if registering 10 business days or less in advance, or at the door.
No refunds unless requested in writing 5 business days prior to the date of the program. ($15 admin. fee will be deducted.)

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