The DSM-5 and the Reimagining of Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders

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Date Jun 13, 2014
Time 03:00 PM EDT
Cost $39.00
Don’t wait until it is too late! The time is NOW to get trained on DSM-5 changes to schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders!

Full Description:
Mental health professionals will be expected to accurately diagnose according to DSM-5 criteria by October 2014. Therefore, time is of the essence to get the appropriate training needed to ensure proper reimbursement by insurance companies and improved continuity of care with other professionals. Even those with non-diagnostic duties must continuously enhance their knowledge in order to review patient information and formulate treatment plans.

This webinar highlights the critical diagnostic updates to the psychotic disorders in the DSM-5. This includes criterion that have been changed, removal of subtypes, addition of specifiers, and new terminology used in schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders. Participants have the opportunity to review a case study and make a determination about proper diagnosis.

Course Includes:
Live Q&A
Presentation Handout
Post session recording access
CE Credit

What You Will Learn:
Explain the updates on diagnostic criteria of schizophrenia in DSM-5
Assess when specifiers for diagnoses are to be used
Discover diagnoses and diagnostic subtypes that have been removed in DSM-5
Analyze the rationale behind the DSM-5 updates in schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders
Evaluate a case study to determine when the diagnosis of unspecified schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders should be used

Your Presenter:
DION SHORT METZGER, MD, is a board certified adult psychiatrist practicing in Atlanta, Georgia. She completed her undergraduate degree at Emory University, medical degree at Morehouse School of Medicine, and general psychiatry residency at Emory University School of Medicine. She also completed medical research at Stanford University School of Medicine and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Metzger currently works with an Assertive Community Treatment team that serves patients primarily diagnosed with severe psychotic disorders. She is also a clinical assistant professor of the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Medical College of Georgia.

This event qualifies for one CE credit. Only registered attendees will have access to CE. A Cross Country Education web account is required to attend. There is no charge for a CCE web account. It is recommended that you join the meeting 15 to 20 minutes early. Speaker phone sound quality is poor and it is recommended that they not be used to listen to the event.

Technical requirements:
To view this webinar you will need to download the WebEx Application. You will be prompted to download it when you first enter the site. To save time, you can setup prior to the meeting by following this link:

Who Should Attend:
Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Case Managers, Educators


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