DSM V for Social Workers
Level: Core/Advanced Practice – (Lineworker, Supervisor, Manager)
Credits: 6 hours
Intended Audience: The intended audience includes bachelors and masters level line workers, supervisors and managers who desire a better understanding of the DSM V.
Description of Course: The course will address the changes from the DSM IV-TR to the DSM V and will utilize modalities such as video examples, social media examples, and news headlines. This course will offer practical interventions for a CPS social worker when dealing with clients with mental health issues and identified symptoms of mental health.
Intended Learning Objectives:
- Increase comfort and understanding of the DSM V diagnostic model
- Identify the benefits of using the DSM V and a common language to describe a client’s symptoms and/or diagnosis amongst our colleagues, court and service providers
- Increase familiarity with common diagnosis’ seen in clients in the child welfare arena including but not limited to:
– PTSD & Anxiety Disorders
– ADHD & Impulse Control Disorders
– RAD vs Attachment Disorder
– ODD & CD
– Adjustment Disorders
– Substance Abuse Related Disorders (SPICE & more)
– Bi-Polar I vs II
– Personality Disorders
– ICD & Insurance
– Autism, Asperger’s & PDD
- Increase knowledge of current therapeutic treatment planning (initial and ongoing) Katie A lawsuit compliance
- Describe how to communicate with therapists about a client’s diagnosis, treatment plan and outcomes
- The impact of the DSM V and how it affects CPS, Insurance, the Client and Court.
- The changes made to the DSM V and how to use the DSM effectively.
- The ethics of diagnosing and the liability attached.
- The DSM V & Court ~ The intersection of facts, guides, and evidence
- How to interpret diagnosis’ and understand the impacts of client history and a bio-psychosocial as it relates to inaccurate client diagnosis and accurate client diagnosis
- Understanding “snapshot” diagnosing
Mental Health & Behavioral Health