After completing this course, participants will be better able to:

  • explain the history of the DSM including development of the DSM-5
  • compare the structural changes to the DSM-5 compared to the DSM-IV
  • describe changes to the organization of the chapters in DSM-5
  • identify diagnoses that are new in the DSM-5
  • discuss changes to existing diagnoses from the DSM-IV to the DSM-5
  • list diagnoses that have been eliminated in the DSM-5

This course is offered by in conjunction with Psycho-Legal Associates (PLA, at CE credits (3 hours) under the auspices of PLA are approved for this course by the following professional entities:

Psychologists: American Psychological Association

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• Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors for LPCs
• Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners

EAPs: Employee Assistance Certification Commission for already-certified EAPs

Nurses: California Board of Registered Nursing

RCPs: California Respiratory Care Practitioners

Be sure to note reporting and record-keeping requirements listed on your Certificate of Completion after you pass this course.

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