Using the DSM-5 and ICD-10 in Practice: Making the Transition to the New Manual

Presented and developed by Yvonne Owen, PhD

This full day workshop is designed to provide instruction and practice in utilizing the new diagnostic manual, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 5th edition (the DSM-5), published by the American Psychiatric Association in May, 2013 and the ICD-10.  Major changes have been made throughout the manual, and the ramifications are widespread.  The workshop's focus will be on discovering how the changes that have been made in the system translate into the day-to-day practice of providing a diagnosis for clients.  Emphasis will be on adapting our prior diagnostic experience and understanding to incorporate the new system as a whole, as well as to make the transition to specific mental disorders recognized by the DSM-5.

In this workshop participants will have an opportunity to practice diagnosing using the new manual, as well as getting answers to specific questions about how the changes impact specific client populations.  In order to make this possible, participants will need to bring a copy of the DSM-5 with them to the workshop.  Registration is limited to in order to facilitate interaction and allow for purposeful, experiential work.  

Continuing Education (CE) Information

6 CEs

Cascadia Training is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.  The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.

Cascadia is also approved 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 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 over 10 years.  Yvonne is known for her inviting, engaging and humorous style.  

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