Demystifying the DSM-IV: A Diagnostic Overview



Presented and developed by Yvonne Owen, PhD


This workshop is designed to provide clinicians with an overview of the diagnostic process used in working with clients, using the framework of the DSM IV-TR, the American Psychiatric Association's diagnostic system used in clinical settings and required by most third-party payors.

Covered in this presentation will be how the DSM IV-TR is organized, an explanation of the five axial system, how to use this manual to provide the most accurate diagnosis possible, as well as a review of the ethical issues raised in providing a diagnosis. The participants will also learn how to most efficiently gather the information needed to give a five-axial diagnosis, including a structured initial interview process and a mental status exam.

Practice will be included, with case studies provided for that purpose.

Be sure to bring a DSM-IV-TR with you.




Continuing Education (CE) Information


6 CEs

Cascadia Training is a NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (Provider #: 6575.)  This workshop is also approved by the NASW, Washington State Chapter, for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Mental Health Counselors (Provider number #1975-118) and by the Washington State Office of Public Instruction as a "Washington State Approved Clock Hour Offering Workshop."




Yvonne Owen, PhD


Yvonne Owen, PhD, is a clinical psychologist recently retired from Seattle University after about 30 years. She received her B.S. degree in Psychology from the University of Washington in 1967 and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Washington in 1978.  Dr. Owen has provided clinical supervision to Master's level students for over 30 years.  She also leads consultation groups and provides supervision for pre-licensure professionals.  She developed the diagnosis and assessment class for master's students in the mental health counseling program, and has taught this course since the manual in use was the DSM-II: she has evolved with the course in her knowledge and experience.

Ms. Owen has a new title, Professor Emerita. She maintains a private practice in Seattle and has been teaching classes for Cascadia Training for nearly 10 years.




Upcoming Dates and Registration


Date: Friday, November 18th, 2011
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