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Using the DSM-5® for Revolutionizing Diagnosis & Treatment
Using the DSM-5® for Revolutionizing Diagnosis & Treatment


When:  Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Controversy … change … and one of the most anticipated events in mental health history is here. The DSM-5 (a registered trademark of the American Psychiatric Association) is going to change the way you view, diagnoses and treat mental illness.

During this seminar you will gain an understanding of concepts that motivated the changes that are in the DSM-5®. National speaker, author and DSM® expert, Jack Klott, will discuss the impact these changes will have on certain diagnoses and, most important, on the way you diagnose. The DSM-5® is the most revolutionary DSM® publication since 1987 (DSM-III-R®). Diagnostics will be examined and explored for the purpose of enhancing your case conceptualization and understanding of your client’s behaviors. Specific focus will be given to those diagnostic categories and classification that received the most dramatic reformulations and controversy. In many ways, this book will enhance our understanding of the person we treat and go beyond a focus on behaviors. The essential focus of this seminar will be the DSM-5®’s application to treatment.

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 www.dsm5.org.
  1. Examine selected diagnostic categories, their symptom criteria, and why some were changed.
  2. Develop a better understanding of diagnosing children and adolescents.
  3. Explore the nature and reasons for the trauma disorders classification and the implications for treatment.
  4. Identify the Severity Index and its uses: validating diagnosis, directing focus of treatment, evaluating treatment efficacy.
  5. Examine Section 3 of the DSM-5® - not to be ignored and when and how to use these diagnostic categories.
  6. Discuss the DSM-5®’s expanded and comprehensive approach to suicide and self mutilation.
  7. Describe the special and controversial features of the DSM-5® which places it apart from the previous DSM® manuals.


Jack Klott, MSSA, LCSW, CSWW, Suicidologist, and national speaker has helped and educated tens of thousands in his 45 years of suicide and self-harm client work. Jack is a 35-year member of the American Association of Suicidology and was a founder of the Michigan Association of Suicidology (where he has been recognized for his contribution to suicide prevention in Michigan). He authored the national best-sellers The Suicide and Homicide Risk Assessment and Prevention Treatment Planner (Wiley, 2004), The Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment Planner (Wiley, 2006), and Suicide and Psychological Pain: Prevention That Works (PESI Publishing & Media, 2012). He is a popular and sought after seminar speaker on suicide prevention, motivational interviewing, co-occurring disorders and the DSM®. Attendees rave about his unique teaching gift of weaving expertise, passion and compassion into practical, understandable and usable information.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Jack Klott receives royalties as an author for PESI Publishing & Media and Wiley & Son Publishing. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Jack Klott is a member of the American Association of Suicidology; and the Michigan Association for Suicide Prevention.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

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