Event date: 8/19/2022 Export event
Mark Wills
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Introduction to the DSM

NASW Iowa

9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. CT

This workshop is an interactive introduction to the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder (DSM). It provides an historical perspective, examines ethical considerations, and outlines why a knowledge of the document is important for all social workers. The distinctions between symptoms, episodes and disorders are defined; criteria sets of commonly diagnosed disorders are explored; and participants are instructed in the structure of the DSM and how to most effectively use it.

At the end of the workshop, participants will:
  • Understand how the DSM fits in history & its current importance for social workers in day-to-day practice;
  • Be familiar enough with the structure and organization of DSM to be able to utilize it as a resource;
  • Understand the methodology of criteria sets; and
  • Develop a familiarity with some of the most common diagnoses and know how to use those criteria sets to match symptoms gathered during the client assessment process.
This course has been created with the new professional in mind.

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