Overview and Application of the DSM 5

This workshop provides a comprehensive overview of the DSM-5. The presenter will review the changes in the new manual and highlight: essential features, cultural considerations, and clinical coding for each classification of disorders. Case studies will be applied to key differential diagnoses. Attendees will leave with the skills needed to confidently utilize the DSM-5 as a diagnostic tool across professional settings.

Shannon Karl PhD, LMHC, NCC, CCMHC is currently an Associate Professor with the Center for Psychological Studies at Nova Southeastern University.

She received her doctorate from the University of Central Florida in 2004.

She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Florida as well as a National Certified Counselor and a Clinically Certified Mental Health Counselor. She has extensive clinical mental health experience and has published in the areas of eating disorders, domestic violence, counseling student performance, attachment and school satisfaction, and spirituality in counseling as affected by client chronic physical pain.

Dr. Karl is the President of the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling and serves on the American Counseling Association DSM-5 Task Force. She is currently co-authoring a manual for counselors related to changes in the DSM-5. Her current research interests include: identifying mediators of OCD (grant funding received for this study), student selection into counseling programs, spirituality and chronic pain, and student practicum performance. Dr. Karl has presented regionally, nationally, and internationally on each of these topics.

When: Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Library 103
Cost: Attendees - $20; Barry Students - $10; 3 CEs – add $10
Contact: Ms. Anna Dow at (305) 899-3701 or at adow@barry.edu to reserve a seat.

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