Shedding Light on the DSM-5: “Anxiety Disorders” and “Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders” as Separate Categories

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Date Apr 24, 2014
Time 10:00 AM EDT
Cost $39.00
Improve your transition from DSM-IV to DSM-5 with this valuable presentation that focuses on key changes in the anxiety disorders.

Full Description:
Among the daunting challenges that professionals face when working with the 5th edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), there is a significant change to the way in which anxiety disorders are categorized.  Gaining a firm footing on what has changed, and why, is essential for providing quality services to your clients, as well as ensuring proper reimbursement from insurance companies.
Join Dr. Kenneth Carter, a respected authority on the DSM-5, as he guides you through the new diagnostic criteria that necessitated Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders becoming two distinct categories.  This one hour webinar is designed to equip you with valuable knowledge and applications strategies that you can use immediately in your practice.

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

What You Will Learn:
Summarize the new features of the DSM-5, including the new organizational structure and definitions
Describe how the new features of the DSM-5 specifically affect the anxiety disorders and the obsessive- compulsive and related disorders as separate categories
Apply DSM-5 criteria accurately to properly diagnose these disorders and to aid in reimbursement.
Evaluate cases within these disorders that could be diagnosed differently using DSM-5 

Your Presenter:
Kenneth Carter, PhD, ABPP;  is a board-certified clinical psychologist and faculty member at Oxford College, Emory University, where he has done extensive research and taught courses on psychological diagnosis for over 20 years .   Prior to that, Dr. Carter was a Senior Assistant Research Scientist in the Epidemic Intelligence Service of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 
Dr. Carter's work has garnered awards from the National Institutes of Health; the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; and the University of Michigan.  He has appeared in magazines such as mental floss and Reader's Digest, as well as in news programs such as Connect with Kids and NBC's Today Show.

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, Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, Case Managers, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Crisis Intervention Counselors, Educators, Pastoral Counselors


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