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Understanding the DSM-5: Problems and
Prospects in the Process of Diagnostic Revisions

Greg J. Neimeyer, Ph.D.

Greg J. Neimeyer, Ph.D.

Honolulu - July 29, 2013
     6 CE Credits

Kauai - October 4, 2013

     5 CE Credits

Big Island - October 5, 2013

     5 CE Credits

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The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) has undergone substantial revision across its sixty years of evolution, with the latest version (DSM-5) continuing that tradition in substantial ways. The discontinuation of the multi-axial system, the addition and deletion of specific disorders, the regrouping and reclassification of familiar disorders, and significant changes in the names, nature and criteria associated with various disorders all mark the fifth edition of the DSM as a substantial, and controversial, revision of the diagnostic system. These and many other changes are described and discussed in this workshop, which is designed to convey the nature of the conceptual and empirical support associated with key revisions of the DSM.

Learning Objectives:
Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify at least ten (10) key changes in the DSM-5 
  2. Describe the significant conceptual changes associated with the changes in the manual
  3. Discuss at least three significant controversies generated by the most recent revision of the DSM

Intended audience:
Psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, nurses, mental health counselors, and other professions working with clients with psychiatric disorders. Graduate students are also welcome.

About Greg J. Neimeyer, Ph.D.

Dr. Greg J. Neimeyer is professor of psychology in the department of psychology at the University of Florida, where he has served both as Director of Clinical Training and as Graduate Coordinator. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association, he is also a recipient of its Award for Outstanding Contributions to Career and Personality Research. A former Chair of the Executive Board of the Council of Counseling Psychologists in the United States, Dr. Neimeyer has also been elected as a Fellow to the Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars.

Dr. Neimeyer's page at University of Florida

This program is sponsored by the Hawai`i Psychological Association. The Hawai`i Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. HPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content. Participants will be provided with documentation of CE credits. Complaints should be directed to Rosemary Adam-Terem, CE Administrator, HPA, P.O. Box 833, Honolulu HI 96808.

Important Notice:  Those who attend the workshops, sign in and out, and complete and submit the evaluation forms will receive continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that credit is only given to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the scheduled starting time of the workshop or leaving before the workshop is complete will not receive CE credits.

Please see links on this page for more information regarding HPA/APA CE Rules and Grievance Procedures.

There will be no refund for cancellations or no-shows on the day of the workshop.

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Hawai'i Psychological Association
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Honolulu, Hawaii 96808

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