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The DSM-5® for Clinicians
DVD Video
$199.99 USD
Now Available For Preorder
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DVD Video - 4+ hours   Instructions
Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
PESI Publishing & Media
7/20/2017 - Available Now for Pre-Order
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
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  1. Explain the foundation of the major mental illnesses.
  2. Produce accurate mental illness diagnoses.
  3. Code using the ICD-10 format for billing correctly.
  4. Implement a systematic way to conduct an intake interview designed to recognize all mental illnesses.
  5. Identify areas where the DSM-5® is lacking and why.
  6. Describe the role the DSM-5® plays in the development of treatment plans.
  7. Develop skills needed to arrive at a differential diagnosis.
  8. Construct accurate diagnoses in children.

Changes to the DSM®

  • Loss of the 5 Axis format
  • Loss of the NOS category
  • The bias of the DSM®
  • The new billing format

Nature versus Nurture

  • What we can change and what we can’t
  • What requires medication

Clinical Disorders and Etiology

  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders
  • Bipolar and related disorders
  • Depressive disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive and related disorders
  • Eating disorders

Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders

Personality Disorders and Etiology

  • Cluster A
  • Cluster B
  • Cluster C

Medical Conditions that Effect Mental Health

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Psychosis

Use of the Cultural Formulation Interview

  • How to accurately identify psycho/social stressors

What to do in Place of the GAF Score

  • Severity specifiers

Steps to an Efficient and Accurate Diagnosis

  • 5 take-home forms to assist you

Disorders Common to Children and Adolescents

  • Attention/Deficient Disorder
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder

Substance-related and Addictive Disorders

  • Review of common criteria
  • Review of new rules

How to use the DSM-5® in your Treatment Plans



Brooks W. Baer, MA, LCPC, LMFT, is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been involved in the mental health field for over 25 years. He has well over 20,000 therapy hours and has conducted over 5,000 diagnostic interviews in emergency department settings. Brooks has been a student of CBT for the past 20 years and has logged thousands of hours with a wide variety of patient populations. He has successfully used these prinicples in hundreds of cases and understands the real world application of this effective treatment modality. You will benefit from his techinical understanding of these theories as well as his clinical expertise.

Since 2006, Brooks has taught seminars to more than 8,000 mental health professionals across the country. He currently splits his time between an Emergency Crisis Response team and teaching. Brooks brings you the latest research regarding both therapy and neuroscience; using his extensive clinical experience, he’s able to translate that information into useful principles that can be used every day.

He encourages questions and discussion in order to insure that those who attend his seminars obtain the information they need to be more effective in their various roles. Brooks’ use of humor, relevant examples and his ability to elicit lively audience interaction helps make a tough subject “Fun” … the day will “Fly”.

Speaker Disclosures:

Speaker Disclosures: Financial: Brooks Baer is in private practice. He receives compensation as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Great Falls. Mr. Baer receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Brooks Baer has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Continuing Education Credits

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Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this self-study package.

CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements.

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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.

Addiction Counselors, Case Managers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Professionals