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The DSM-5® for Clinicians: Accurate Diagnosis and Effective Treatment Planning DVD
Baer, Brooks
PESI, Inc. / Seminar on DVD / 2017-08-01 / X52635
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Understand the rationale behind the ICD-10 format
Understand the NOS replacement
Recognize the implicit bias found in the DSM-5 and how it impacts treatment
Sharpen your diagnostic skills
Discover how the DSM writes your treatment plan for you
Design your own replacement for the 5-Axis system
Learn how the new PTSD criteria apply to us as providers
Develop an understanding of the new childhood disorders
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 day is guaranteed to increase your understanding of mental illness and equip you to be a more effective therapist.


Explain the foundation of the major mental illnesses.
Produce accurate mental illness diagnoses.
Code using the ICD-10 format for billing correctly.
Implement a systematic way to conduct an intake interview designed to recognize all mental illnesses.
Identify areas where the DSM-5® is lacking and why.
Describe the role the DSM-5® plays in the development of treatment plans.
Develop skills needed to arrive at a differential diagnosis.
Construct accurate diagnoses in children.


Brooks W. Baer, MA, LCPC, LMFT, is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 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 prinicples in hundreds of cases and understands the real world application of this effective treatment modality. You will benefit from his techinical 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”.

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