6 Hours | 6 CEs

The self-paced training program on DSM-5: Developments for Forensic Applications is presented by Christina Pietz, PhD, ABPP

This course provides an overview of the changes made in the latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), with special attention to how these changes impact psychologists’ work in forensic matters. Also discussed are more general problems that can result from including diagnoses in reports summarizing forensic psychological examinations. Participants review reports for the purpose of discussing how changes in the DSM may affect their forensic opinions.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the changes made in the latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)

  • Describe how these changes impact psychologists’ work in forensic matters

  • Describe problems that can result from including diagnoses in reports

Presented By

Christina Pietz, PhD, ABPP

Christina A. Pietz, PhD, ABPP, is a Forensic Psychologist at the United States Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, MO, and at Burrell Behavioral Health. She has completed psychological evaluations for federal courts throughout the United States, and she has testified as an expert witness in federal court, state court, and military court. Dr. Pietz is also Director of Forensic Training at the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology and Past President of the American Board of Forensic Psychology. Currently, she serves on the American Board of Psychology Board of Trustees as the representative for the American Board of Forensic Psychology.
  • Intended Audience

    This self-paced course is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

  • Experience Level

    This self-paced course is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

  • CE / CPD Credit

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Curriculum

  • 1

    Overview

    • Review Before Proceeding

  • 2

    Introduction

    • Lesson 1 Video

  • 3

    History of DSM Criteria

    • Lesson 2 Video

  • 4

    DSM-5

    • Lesson 3 Video

  • 5

    DSM-5 Field Trials

    • Lesson 4 Video

  • 6

    DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria and Adult Diagnoses

    • Lesson 5 Video

  • 7

    Adult Diagnosis - Part 2

    • Lesson 6 Video

  • 8

    Intellectual Disability and the DSM-5

    • Lesson 7 Video

  • 9

    Delusional Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

    • Lesson 8 Video

    • Course Quiz

  • 10

    Course Evaluation

    • Course Evaluation

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