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    Title:  Psychopathology, Differential Diagnosis and the DSM-5: An Introductory Overview for Mental Health Clinicians
    Description: 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 McLaughlin, MDIV, LCSW is the clinical supervisor at Advantage BHS in Athens, GA, and an experienced writer and trainer in the field of social work. She has almost 20 years of experience as a clinician and has served as the Director of Social Work at the Clark Center at Memorial Medical Center

    Charlie Safford is the president and owner of  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 years.


    This course is approved for 4 contact hours by the following certifying bodies:


    National approvals accepted in most states:

    The National Board of Certified Counselors, NBCC Provider number 6071, Inc., provider #1104, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program., Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 11/15/2014 to 11/15/2017. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 8 clinical continuing education clock hours.

    The National Association of Social Workers through approval by NASW GA

    States with their own approval process:

    The Minnesota Board of Social Work, Provider #CEP-1 

    Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling Provider Number, BAP #50-2193

    Texas Pre-approved Social Worker Provider Number: SW 5089  Contact at:

    Texas Pre-approved Counselor Provider Number: PC 2405  Contact at:

    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board #RCS060501

    Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation #159.000931