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DSM-5®: Elimination of the Multi-Axial Diagnostic System 6 CEs

  • August 29, 2015
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
  • 5


  • Must be a CURRENT IMHCA member!
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DSM-5®: Elimination of the Multi-Axial  Diagnostic System


Dr. Fran Giordano

The DSM-5® represents a fundamental shift in how disorders are conceptualized and diagnosed.  The workshop provides an overview of the manual’s new organization, other innovations such as spectrum disorders and the relationship between DSM-5® and the ICD. Participants learn the nuts and bolts of using the manual and coding a DSM-5® diagnosis. The program reviews major classes of psychiatric disorders with particular attention paid to significant changes in the diagnostic criteria. Throughout the workshop participants are given opportunities to practice making a diagnosis using the new system.

This workshop will review all the major changes associated with the transition from the DSM-IV® to the DSM-5®. Special emphasis will be placed on changes to the overall diagnostic system including the implications of the elimination of the 5-Axis diagnostic system and an increased emphasis on assessment, development and cultural dimensions.  Changes across each DSM chapter will be highlighted. There will be time devoted to practicing writing out diagnoses using the new system. Information about an implementation timeline will also be discussed.

- Learn diagnostic procedures using the DSM-5® including new assessment, elements, and coding.
- Learn differences between DSM-IV® and DSM-5® disorders.
- Increase knowledge in the relationship between symptoms and treatment  planning.


Northern Illinois University
5555 Trillium Blvd.-Hoffman Estates
Hoffman Estates, IL  60192

Room: 104

Cancellation Policy. Registrations, cancelled before seven days prior to the workshop, can be refunded minus a $20 administration fee. No refunds can be made seven days prior to the workshop. Workshops may be cancelled or rescheduled due to inadequate registration or other circumstances beyond our control. If IMHCA cancels a workshop due to inadequate registration, you will receive a full refund. IMHCA is not responsible for any loss or damage as a result of substitution, alteration, or cancellation of an event. IMHCA shall assume no liability whatsoever in the event that a workshop is cancelled, rescheduled or postponed due to fortuitous event, Act of God, unforeseen occurrences or any other event that renders performance of this conference impracticable, illegal or impossible. For purposes of this clause, a fortuitous event shall include, but not be limited to: war, fire, labor strike, extreme weather or other emergency. IMHCA will make every effort to offer a substitution event in the case IMHCA cancels because of a fortuitous event or Act of God.

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