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Understanding the DSM-5:
Problems and Prospects in the Diagnostic Revisions

Friday, March 7, 2014, 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
University of Memphis, University Center Ballroom C

By Greg Neimeyer, PhD

Major revisions, many of which are controversial, have been made to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disor­ders. In this workshop Dr. Greg Neimeyer, Director of Continuing Education of the American Psychological Association, will teach you to identify at least ten key revisions in the DSM-5, describe the significant conceptual changes associated with the latest edition and discuss at least three significant controversies of the latest revision of the manual.

These sweeping revisions include: 

• Discontinuation of the multi-axial system

• Addition and deletion of specific disorders

• Regrouping and reclassification of familiar disorders

• Significant changes in the names, nature and criteria associated with various disorders

The movement toward dimensionalizing disorders, the introduction of cross-cutting diagnostic dimensions and the expansion of several disorders (e.g., substance and other addictive disor­ders, depressive disorders, traumatic and stress-related disorders, as well as obsessive compul­sive and other related disorders) are among the most radical revisions in the manual’s history. Join us for a high-level discussion of these changes, and hands-on experience with applying the new diagnostic system to actual case studies.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

1. Identify at least ten (10) key changes in the DSM-5

2. Describe the significant conceptual changes associated with the revisions in the manual

3. Discuss at least three significant controversies generated by the most recent revision of the DSM

4. Identify at least three novel inclusions in the new “Section 3” of the DSM-5, “Emerging Meth­ods and Models”

About the Presenter

Dr. Greg J. Neimeyer is professor of psychology in the Department of Psychology at the Uni­versity of Florida where he currently teaches the doctoral course on Psychodiagnosis (DSM-5 and ICD) and has served both as Director of Clinical Training and as Graduate Coordinator. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association, he is also a recipient of its Award for Out­standing Contributions to Career and Personality Research. Dr. Neimeyer has published over 200 articles and 10 books, with an emphasis on aspects of professional training and devel­opment. A former Chair of the Executive Board of the Council of Counseling Psychologists in the United States, Dr. Neimeyer has also been elected as a Fellow to the Academy of Distin­guished Teaching Scholars. Dr. Neimeyer was invited by the American Psychiatric Association to attend its recent convention in San Francisco and to complete its DSM-5 “Train-the Trainers” institute, where he also attended the DSM-5 Work Group reports on the nature and rationale underlying the most recent revisions of the manual. Dr. Neimeyer currently divides his time between the University of Florida and Washington, D.C., where he directs the Office of Con­tinuing Education in Psychology at the American Psychological Association.

6 Credits APA Continuing Education hours (if desired)

This workshop is sponsored by the American Psychological Association's Office of Continuing Education in Psychology. The Office of Continuing Education in Psychology accepts responsibility for the program.

Registration Fees
Before February 21
February 21 and after
University of Memphis Department of Psychology Faculty
University of Memphis Department of Psychology PhD Student
Other Faculty or Professional
Other Student
6 APA CE Credits
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