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DSM-5® for Children & Adolescent Diagnoses
Baer, Brooks W., MA, LCPC, LMFT
PESI, Inc. / DVD on sale / 2013-11-01 / X61765
Child Psychiatry / The DSM
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PTSD in preschool children
Disruptive behavior disorder
Disinhibited social engagement disorder

The DSM-5® has removed the Childhood Disorders section and placed the disorders common to children in various sections throughout the manual. In this seminar we will focus on these disorders with special attention to the significant changes that have been introduced.

Walk away from this seminar with the knowledge to view, and treat childhood disorders in two broad domains. Internalizing disorders, such as anxiety and depression, and externalizing disorders which include a range of behavioral problems. As we explore these disorders you will review current evidence-based therapeutic strategies for treatment. This will include attention to the increasing trend of non-suicidal self-harm, which can be a very challenging patient population.

All of these disorders and more will be addressed in a way to explain both the etiology of the disorder and proposed treatment including psychopharmacology and psychotherapy. We will explore the role of attachment in the development of disorders, as well as, research looking at the possible prenatal factors that both cause and predispose mental illnesses. The primary purpose of the day is to greatly increase your understanding of childhood disorders and increase your confidence as you diagnose and treat children. This day is guaranteed to make you a more effective child and adolescent diagnostician and therapist.

Disclaimer: DSM® and DSM 5® are registered trademarks of the American Psychiatric Association. The American Psychiatric Association is not affiliated with nor endorses this seminar. For further information, please visit


Foundational Framework
Rationale for changes
The new organizational system

Behavioral Teratogens: A Look At In Utero Influences

Understanding Attachment

Stages Neural Development

Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Intellectual developmental disorder
Language disorder
Autism spectrum disorders
Learning disorders

Trauma Disorders:
Attachment disorder
Disinhibited social engagement disorder
PTSD in preschool children-new formulation

Changes to Gender Identity Disorder Externalizing Disorders:
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Conduct disorder
Disruptive behavior disorder
Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder
Bipolar Disorder

Internalizing Disorders:
Pediatric OCD
Separation Anxiety Disorder
Skin Picking and Hoarding Disorder

Eating Disorders
Restrictive eating disorder
Binge eating disorder


Non-Suicidal Self-Injury
The theory of alexithymia

Suicide Assessment and Prevention
Four key indicators of child suicide


Summarize the new DSM-5® organizational structure.
Learn the subtle nuances between the behavior disorders.
Understand the reasoning behind the new Disruptive Behavior Disorder
Understand the new Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder
Learn about the new Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in preschool children.
Understand why children and teens engage in non-suicidal self-harm.
Develop an understanding of current evidence based treatments.


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. 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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