DSM-5 Changes

$3.00 | CE Hours:1.00 | Intermediate

Course Description
An overview of the changes to the DSM-5 with a focus on Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse.  The material used for this course is with permission by Kendall Hunt Publishing Company and Dr. Lori Phelps.

Author: Dr. Lori Phelps
Exam writer:  Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)

Course Objectives

1. Identify DSM-5 changes including the establishment and elimination of diagnostic categories and disorders.

2. Review criticisms and concerns surrounding DSM-5 changes and development.

3. List the DSM-5 categories and provide examples of specific disorders.

4. Summarize specific differential diagnosis components of substance use and substance-induced disorders.

5. Discuss DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for gambling and eating disorders.

Social Work Approval

Social Work CE Credit for this course is offered with the following approvals. Many state boards of social work will accept the approvals listed. Provider Approvals by state and license type can be found here.

  • Quantum Units Education is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, CAMFT Provider #89970, to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEP. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
  • Florida board for Social Workers CE Provider #50-8650 (Quantum 'immediately' reports CE Credits to Florida licensees) 
  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, License No. 159.001261 approved CE Sponsor
  • Ohio CSWMFTB #RCST091701 approved CE Provider
  • Texas Board of SWE #5070 approved CE Provider
  • ACE credit is not offered for this course. A list of courses offering ACE credit can be found here.

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Added On: 2014-02-24

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