Course Description

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) is a classification system of mental disorders used by mental health professionals in North America.  The focus of this course is to improve the learner’s ability to access and apply the information from this manual to their career as a healthcare professional. After reviewing the history of the DSM-5, this course will support the learner in using assessment screening tools and identifying factors and criteria used to diagnose and treat mental illness. 

Topics covered include:  

  • History, structure, and importance of the DSM-5
  • Criteria used for diagnosing specific mental disorders
  • Screening tools
  • Pharmacology and mental illness

You have up to 4 months from your start date to complete the course.  Continuous registration.  Qualifies for category A continuing education credits with ACSW.

Required:

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition, DSM-5, published by the American Psychiatric Association.

ISBN 978-0-89042-555-8

Designed for continuing competency for social workers, and nurses. This course also meets criteria for the ACSW Clinical Registry coursework requirements for “Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment Planning” and prepares participants for the Clinical Exam.


Course Offerings


Any-time Online

A course delivery mode where learning activity takes place at times and locations of the learners own choosing through the use of online communications technologies. Learners are NOT required to participate in any scheduled learning activities, but scheduled exams may be required.

Start/End Date

Feb 6, 2019 - Jun 6, 2019

Hours

45

Price

$399.00 CAD

Start/End Date

Mar 6, 2019 - Jul 6, 2019

Hours

45

Price

$399.00 CAD

Start/End Date

Apr 3, 2019 - Aug 3, 2019

Hours

45

Price

$399.00 CAD

Start/End Date

May 8, 2019 - Sep 8, 2019

Hours

45

Price

$399.00 CAD

Start/End Date

Jun 12, 2019 - Oct 12, 2019

Hours

45

Price

$399.00 CAD

Start/End Date

Jul 10, 2019 - Nov 10, 2019

Hours

45

Price

$399.00 CAD

Start/End Date

Aug 14, 2019 - Dec 14, 2019

Hours

45

Price

$399.00 CAD

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