Psychopathology, Differential Diagnosis
and the DSM-5: An Introductory Overview
for Mental Health Clinicians
This course is designed to improve the capacity
of health professionals to make accurate diagnoses
utilizing the DSM-5.
When the trainee completes this course,
he or she will be able to:
- Comprehend the history, use, and structure
of the DSM-5.
- Understand the organization of the DSM-5
- Know how to utilize the DSM-5 for diagnosis
- Grasp the most common diagnostic errors
and how to get them right
- Comprehend the key changes from the DSM-IV-TR
to the DSM-5
Barbara R. McLaughlin M.DIV., LCSW has over 30 years
of experience as a clinician. She is an experienced
writer and trainer in the field of social work.
She served as Director of Social Work at
the Clark Center at Memorial Medical Center,
and has provided telehealth therapy for over three years.
Charlie Safford is the president and owner of yourceus.com.
Mr. Safford has over thirty-five years of post-masters
experience as a clinical therapist.
In addition to his work as a therapist, he has been
a trainer and training developer for over twenty-five years.
yourceus.com has been approved by NBCC as
an Approved Continuing Education Provider,
ACEP No. 6071.
Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit
are clearly identified.
yourceus.com is solely responsible for all aspects
of the programs.
As noted on the NBCC web site, "most professional counselor
state licensure boards readily accept NBCC credit
for licensure renewal."
yourceus.com, Inc., provider #1104, is approved
to offer social work continuing education by the Association
of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through
the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations,
not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers.
State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority
to determine whether an individual course may be accepted
for continuing education credit.
yourCEUs.com, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course.
ASWB Approval Period: 11/15/2023 to 11/15/2026.
Social workers participating in this course will receive;
4 clinical continuing education clock hours.