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The Intelligent Clinician's Guide to the DSM-5

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To complete this course for credit, your exam must be successfully completed by Dec 31, 2021.

About the Course:

The Intelligent Clinician’s Guide to the DSM-5® explores all revisions to the latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistics Manual, and shows clinicians how they can best apply the strong points and shortcomings of psychiatry’s most contentious resource. Written by a celebrated professor of psychiatry, this reader-friendly book uses evidence-based critiques and new research to point out where DSM-5 is right, where it is wrong, and where the jury’s still out. Along the way, The Intelligent Clinician’s Guide to the DSM-5® sifts through the many public controversies and clinical debates surrounding the drafting of the manual and shows how they inform a modern understanding of psychiatric illness, diagnosis and treatment.

This course is based on the book, The Intelligent Clinician’s Guide to the DSM-5 created by Joel Paris, MD in 2013.

Publication Date:

April 2013/1st Edition

Course Material Author

Joel Paris, MD

Joel Paris, MD, was born in New York City, but has spent most of his life in Canada. He obtained an MD from McGill University in 1964, where he also trained in psychiatry. Dr. Paris has been a member of the McGill psychiatry department since 1972 and served as Department Chair from 1997 to 2007. He has published 178 peer-reviewed articles, 14 books and 40 book chapters. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry.

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Dr. Gibson is a Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years in research, clinical and consulting practice. He has also held leadership roles in research administration and program evaluation and more recently has specialized in program evaluation and system analysis. He draws upon his years of expertise as a practicing psychologist, administrator, researcher and technologist to help universities evaluate their programs to implement, meet, and maintain CACREP standards.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about the DSM V. It is appropriate for ( an intermediate level and advanced level, intermediate-to-advanced levels) of participants’ knowledge. This book is necessary reading for all mental health professionals as they grapple with the first major revision of the DSM to appear in over 30 years.

Course Objectives:

  1. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to identify text revisions made moving from the DSM-IV-TR to the DSM 5.

  2. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to critically interpret the text revisions of the DSM.

  3. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to apply their new knowledge toward clinical judgment; namely, diagnoses.

  4. Upon completion of this course, participants will better be able to practice as clinicians with keener insight.

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The Intelligent Clinician's Guide to the DSM-5

References begin on page 193.

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