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An In-Depth Examination of the DSM-5: What Every Social Worker Needs to Know
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An In-Depth Examination of the DSM-5:
What Every Social Worker Needs to Know (6 hours)

Dr. Jerry Wakefield, PhD, DSW, LCSW

Date: Saturday November 2nd, 2013 from 10am-5pm
Description:  DSM-5 has finally arrived, with a changed organizational structure, many new categories of disorder, and changed diagnostic criteria for many familiar disorder categories. These changes have triggered an unprecedented level of controversy about the correct way to understand our clients' problems, and about the boundary between clinical disorder and normal human suffering. Beyond what a one-hour webinar can cover, this workshop will provide a comprehensive examination of the major changes to appear in DSM-5, including the new chapter organization, the elimination of the multiaxial system, the major new categories, and the major changes to existing categories. There will also be a review of the relation of the DSM-5 to the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and the changes in coding coming in 2014. Throughout, the emphasis will be not just on the changes themselves but on understanding the rationale for the changes and the controversies that have erupted over them. 
Bio: Jerome C. Wakefield, PhD, DSW, LCSW, is Professor of Social Work and Professor of Psychiatry at New York University. Dr. Wakefield’s recent research has focused on the relationship between depression and grief, and the validity of psychiatric diagnosis. His work has been featured in many media outlets, including NPR, The New York Times, and NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. Dr. Wakefield has co-authored “The Loss of Sadness: How Psychiatry Transformed Normal Sorrow into Depressive Disorder” (Oxford 2007), named best psychology book of 2007 by the Association of Scholarly Publishers, and “All We Have to Fear: How Psychiatry Transforms Natural Fear into Mental Disorder” (Oxford 2012). He is currently completing a book on Freud’s case history of Little Hans, to be published by Routledge.

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