From DSM-IV-TR to DSM-5: What Specifically has Changed?

Workshop Description

This workshop provides a transitional overview of the differences between DSM-IV-TR and the newly published Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5). The presenters will review diagnostic changes, categorical restructuring, and paradigm shifts in the DSM-5. Implications for delivery of clinical mental health services will be discussed.


Sharron Singleton, DSW

Dr. Sharron M. Singleton holds a BSW degree from Norfolk State University, an MSW from The Ohio State University, and a DSW from Howard University. Dr. Singleton’s 20+ years of clinical practice focused on psychiatric social work, practice with women, and work with older persons and their families. Dr. Singleton teaches psychopathology in addition to Human Behavior and Methods of Direct Practice courses and related electives. Her research interests lay in the areas of mental health/mental illness (those who live with mental illness, best practices, quality of life, and student learning for mental health practice).

Mark Smith, PhD

Dr. Mark Smith joined the Barry University faculty in 1997 and teaches courses in policy and practice. He received a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and taught elementary and preschool before earning an MSW from San Francisco State University in 1990. Dr. Smith’s extensive professional practice background includes inpatient psychiatric hospital work, medical/hospital social work, HIV/AIDS, crisis response, grief work, and child/adolescent/family therapy. His professional interests include emerging postmodern practice, narrative approaches, group work, participant/qualitative research, identity development, sexual minorities, and gay youth.

Mabel M. Rodriguez, LCSW

Mabel M. Rodriguez has been a member of the Barry University School of Social Work since 2002, serving in a variety of capacities including assistant director of field education, director of admissions and enrollment, and currently as faculty member. She holds a BSW from Indiana University and a master’s degree in social work from Florida International University. Rodriguez is currently completing her PhD in social work at Barry University with an area specialization in students’ recognition of value conflicts within the contextual dimensions of multicultural, political, religious, and organizational dynamics. Her professional interests include values and ethics, mental health, and diversity. She has 12 years of experience in direct clinical practice with individuals, families, and groups, having worked in a myriad of settings including hospitals, inpatient psychiatric units, partial hospitalization programs, day treatment programs, skilled nursing facilities, and private practice. Rodriguez is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Florida and is a registered clinical supervisor with the state of Florida.