The DSM® is possibly the most underutilized tool in mental health. Many clinicians see it as a necessary evil that must be learned in order to bill for services. However, the DSM-5® can be an extremely valuable tool that helps you sharpen your diagnostic skills while bringing clarity and definition to your treatment plans.
This seminar will teach you how to use your DSM® in a way that maximizes your ability to bring healing and growth to your patients. We will discuss the rationale behind all of the major changes, cover the new disorders in detail, and develop a solid clinical understanding of how to address all previously established disorders. This seminar goes beyond simply reviewing lists of symptoms; it explains why the symptoms are on the list and what can be done to help resolve each symptom. Explore the etiology of the disorders and learn to recognize which disorders are caused by nature, which are caused by nurture, and which are caused by adverse life events.
This seminar will help you stand apart from the crowd, as you learn to think about mental disorders in a new way. You will come to understand that mental illnesses are the result of coping and adaptation strategies that have too much intensity. Our job is to find ways to turn that intensity down, so our patients can reach their maximum potential. This recording is guaranteed to increase your understanding of mental illness and equip you to be a more effective therapist.
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Brooks W. Baer, MA, LCPC, LMFT, is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has been involved in the mental health field for over 25 years. He has well over 20,000 therapy hours and has conducted over 5,000 diagnostic interviews in emergency department settings. Brooks has been a student of CBT for the past 20 years and has logged thousands of hours with a wide variety of patient populations. He has successfully used these principles in hundreds of cases and understands the real world application of this effective treatment modality. You will benefit from his technical understanding of these theories as well as his clinical expertise.
Since 2006, Brooks has taught seminars to more than 8,000 mental health professionals across the country. He currently splits his time between an Emergency Crisis Response team and teaching. Brooks brings you the latest research regarding both therapy and neuroscience; using his extensive clinical experience, he's able to translate that information into useful principles that can be used every day.
He encourages questions and discussion in order to insure that those who attend his seminars obtain the information they need to be more effective in their various roles. Brooks' use of humor, relevant examples and his ability to elicit lively audience interaction helps make a tough subject "Fun" ... the day will "Fly".
Financial: Brooks Baer is in private practice. He receives compensation as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Great Falls. Mr. Baer receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Brooks Baer has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Changes to the DSM®
Nature versus Nurture
Clinical Disorders and Etiology
Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders
Personality Disorders and Etiology
Medical Conditions that Effect Mental Health
Use of the Cultural Formulation Interview
What to do in Place of the GAF Score
Steps to an Efficient and Accurate Diagnosis
Disorders Common to Children and Adolescents
Substance-related and Addictive Disorders
How to use the DSM-5® in your Treatment Plans
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