Training Course Syllabus:
Understanding Mental Disorders, Diagnosis, and
the DSM Is Crucial!
Mental health professionals are expected to understand and be proficient in
diagnosing mental disorders. Moreover, diagnoses are required for insurance
reimbursement and are used in communications with other professionals. However,
because clinicians become specialized, they may not see a wide range of
disorders and may not have the most current information. Knowledge of the major
disorders is particularly important in relation to the new DSM-5, which
represents significant changes in our framework for the diagnosis of mental
Highlighting current information regarding diagnostic categories and changes in
the new DSM, this course is designed to train clinicians in the DSM-5, the
prominent mental disorders (including adult and childhood disorders),
differential diagnoses, and the key criteria required to diagnose. Participants,
who work in non-diagnostic mental health-related areas, will gain an
understanding of these mental disorders, which will assist them when reading
client reports and creating treatment plans, educational plans, and more!
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Discuss changes to the organization and
categories of mental disorders in the DSM-5
- Develop an understanding of differential
- Identify the changes to multi-axial diagnosis
- Explore changes in the diagnosis of
- Discuss ethical, professional, and legal
issues that are involved in the diagnostic process
JEAN KEIM, PhD, ABPP, is a Licensed
Psychologist with over 20 years of experience training mental health
professionals in diagnostics and psychopathology. Dr. Keim has authored over 100
presentations and publications for mental health professionals on topics such as
trauma, mental health emergencies, multicultural issues, and group counseling.
Her book, Case Studies in Ethics, Diagnosis and Treatment: Images of Clients'
Lives, was a finalist for Book of the Year, Midwest Independent Publishers
Association. In addition, Dr. Keim is a Diplomate of the American Board of
Professional Psychologists (ABPP) and past president of the American
Psychological Association's Division 49.
She compiled the most up-to-date information on DSM-5 based on the latest
research in the field. Dr. Keim's teaching approach is enhanced by her extensive
clinical experience helping clients with schizophrenia, anxiety, addiction, and
PTSD, as well as eating, bipolar, depressive, and neurodevelopmental disorders.
She has supervised countless masters and doctoral level clinicians seeking
mental health licensure and taught psychological appraisal, theories of
psychotherapy, career counseling, ethics, group psychotherapy, program
evaluation, crisis intervention, human development, clinical techniques, and
brief therapy. Dr. Keim encourages discussion during her seminar, employing
informative and interactive examples. Her use of humor and interaction with
attendees results in an enjoyable learning experience.
Dr. Keim was an enjoyable, insightful teacher.
While interjecting some humor, she challenged me and taught me the skills I
Carol A. Keyes, ASP, CRC, CCM President, CHESS, Inc.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
• Marriage and Family Therapists
• Social Workers
• Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
• Case Managers
• Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
• Mental Health Nurses
• Behavioral Health Managers
• School Counselors
• College Counselors
• Pastoral Counselors
Cross Country Education is accredited by the American Academy of Nurse
Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing
education. Provider number: 060313. This program was planned in accordance with
AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commercial Support Standards. This
course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.
Cross Country Education, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing
education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on
This course is offered for 6 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is approved by the American Psychological Association to
sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Cross Country Education
maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program offers 6
CE credits for psychologists. Full attendance is required to receive credit for
psychologist, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on
the APA guidelines.
Cross Country Education provider #1005, is approved as a provider for social
work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Licensure Boards (ASWB),
through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program (an approved provider
since 1999, approved through 1-27-15). Cross Country Education maintains
responsibility for the program. Social workers will receive 6 continuing
education clock hours for participating in this course. Licensed social workers
should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current
continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Visit ASWB's website at
www.aswb.org for more information.
Cross Country Education is approved by the California Board of Registered
Nursing, Provider #CEP 13345, for 7.2 contact hours.
This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager
Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified
case managers. The course is approved for 6 CE contact hour(s). Activity code:
S0003479 Approval Number: 20135433. To claim these CEs, log into your CE Center
account at www.ccmcertification.org.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing,
provider #50-466. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.
This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required
by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional
organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and
contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider with the Iowa Board Of Nursing,
approved provider #328. This course is offered for 7.2 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider by NAADAC Approved Education
Provider Program (Provider #369).This course is offered for 6 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™)
and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.
(NBCC Provider #5904) The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the
program. Six (6) contact (clock) hours are being awarded for completion of this
According to the regulatory criteria established by the New Jersey Board of
Social Work Examiners, and by our compliance with that criteria, Cross Country
Education offers this program for 6 Clinical (C) hours for New Jersey Social
Workers to meet the continuing education requirements for the 2012-2014 renewal
of your New Jersey social work license/certification.
This educational offering is offered for 6 hours of continuing education of
which 1 hour includes discussion of ethics issues.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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