Seminar Detail

Using the DSM-5® for Revolutionizing Diagnosis & Treatment

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Thirteen years in the making, the DSM-5® is a revolutionary publication and will change the way clinicians assess and diagnose mental illness. In the face of controversy and legal action, the manual will require new approaches of us all, offering both significant benefits and challenges to current practice.

The new DSM-5® reduces the influence of the pharmaceutical industry, opens the process to international and cultural perspectives and incorporates evidence from the last decade of neuroscience, genetic and twin study research. The diagnostic process is changed to allow for greater precision and reliability of diagnoses. No longer should rapid fire diagnosis leave clients with long lists of similar or inappropriate diagnoses. Traumatized adults and children are treated with improved understanding. Levels of risk and severity will refine all diagnostic formulations, along with consideration of cross cutting symptomatology. Measurement based diagnosis is here to stay.

Attend this seminar for DSM-5® changes that incorporate new understanding of diagnostic categories and may require rediagnosis of patients whose long standing diagnoses simply disappear, or reassign diagnoses to categories with different reimbursement implications.

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  1. Describe the new structure of the DSM-5® diagnostic process and new classification system.
  2. Incorporate new DSM® standards of dimensional and cross-cutting assessment into your practice.
  3. List the new conceptualization of substance and addiction related diagnoses.
  4. Recognize ethical issues posed by DSM-5® changes and how they will impact your practice.
  5. Describe dramatic changes to gender and neurocognitive diagnoses.
  6. Use effectively the significantly expanded trauma diagnoses.
  7. Distinguish the more restrictive Autistic Spectrum Disorder criteria.
  8. Incorporate risk assessment more precisely into the diagnostic process.
  9. Identify over-diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder in children.


Robert Bogenberger, MA, Ph.D., is a nationally acclaimed instructor who has trained thousands of fellow professionals in the process of DSM® diagnosis via years of APA accredited workshops presented across the country. He is a practicing psychologist with more than 20 years of clinical expertise in a wide range of mental health settings … assessment and diagnosis including preschoolers and K-12 learning disordered students, emergency settings, adults with eating and substance disorders, and elderly populations. Special focus has been given to trauma, PTSD, substance abuse, children & adolescents, and end of life issues.

Robert is an experienced professional educator, published author and training consultant, currently licensed as a psychologist in California, Washington and Colorado. He is known for dynamic presentations that bring clarity and humor to even the most complex and multifaceted topics.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Robert Bogenberger maintains a private practice. He is a shareholder in Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson. Dr. Bogenberger receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Robert Bogenberger has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
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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.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

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