Mastering the DSM-5® to Achieve Developmental and Culturally Sensitive Clinical Case Formulation
Mastering the DSM-5® to Achieve Developmental and Culturally Sensitive Clinical Case Formulation

Presenter: Dr. Jason King, Ph.D.

September 15 and 16th, 2018 Time: 8:30 AM-3:30PM CST

12.00 Clock Hours - National Board for Certificate Counselors NBCC Provider 6763

Register before July 1st: 225.00
Register after July 1st: 275.00

Describe the new structure of the DSM-5® diagnostic process and new classification system to a dimensional approach to diagnosis, subtypes and specifiers, diagnostic criteria and descriptors, and coding and reporting procedures.

Learn appropriate use of the DSM-5® Cross-Cutting Symptom Measures, Disorder-Specific Severity Measures, Disability Measures, and the Early Development and Home Background forms to ensure client welfare and competence with multicultural issues and diversity in assessment.

Incorporate severity, descriptive, and course specifiers more precisely into the diagnostic process to drive symptom-focused treatment planning and positive client outcomes.

Acquire skills to reduce over-diagnosis and refrain from making potentially harmful diagnosis of disorders in children, adolescents, and adults – with a focus on cultural issues, gender differences, developmental and lifespan considerations.

Apply 2014 ACA Code of Ethics to inform proper diagnosis, to avoid historical and social prejudices in the diagnosis of pathology, and to prevent client suicide risk or serious and foreseeable harm.

The New DSM-5® Landscape: Exploring a group of diagnosis's.

Emerging Assessment Measures: Understanding what assessment tools area available for clinical care.


About the Presenter:
Jason King, Ph.D. co-owned and clinically directed an outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment clinic that collected data for the American Psychiatric Association’s Routine Clinical Practice field trials that informed the DSM-5 revision process. Because of this role, page 914 of the DSM-5 lists him as a Collaborating Investigator. He served as a DSM-5 Revision Task Force committee member for the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) and the American Counseling Association (ACA) and has given over 190 national and international trainings on the DSM-5 since its publication in May 2013. Dr. King completed a podcast and webinar on the DSM-5 with the ACA and wrote 18 monthly articles on the DSM-5 in ACA's Counseling Today. His journal article titled Clinical Application of the DSM-5 in Private Counseling Practice on the DSM-5 is published in the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) The Professional Counselor (TPC). He currently serves as the DSM-5 specialist for the PIMSY electronic medical records practice management mental/behavioral health advisory board​. Dr. King is the DSM-5 content editor for the textbooks DSM-5® and Family Systems and Diagnosing Children and Adolescents: Guide for Mental Health Practitioners​​. Dr. King received the 2012 AMHCA Mental Health Counselor of the Year Award, and for six years he served as the Governor appointed Chair of the Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CMHC) licensure board for the Utah Department of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL). He is the Student Development Coordinator for Walden University’s CACREP-accredited master’s
and doctoral School of Counseling programs, and he is the principal founder and owner of the MELLIVORA GROUP that provides mental health professionals with training, consulting, and supervision services.


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