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Assessment and Diagnosis in the DSM-5-TR Framework

Assessment and Diagnosis in the DSM-5-TR Framework

Join us for a Live Webinar on October 22, 2024 from 11am-6pm EDT
6 CE hours available for behavioral health clinicians

Comprehensive and competent psychodiagnostic assessment requires foundational understanding of the historical pathways that led to the current framework of DSM-5-TR as well as methods for ongoing appraisal of changes to a person’s mental status. This process entails a wide-ranging set of skills including observation, interviewing methods, and considerations in ethical application of diagnostic labels.

In this training, Dr. Buckles will help participants understand how our present system of psychiatric diagnosis has developed within a social construction perspective, terminology and methods related to mental status evaluations, and specific examination of some of the more common diagnostic categories, including trauma and stressor related disorders, substance use disorders, depressive and bipolar conditions, anxiety disorders, and conditions associated with psychotic symptoms. Within these discussions, participants will also gain knowledge regarding the essential aspects of medico-psychiatric interfaces, ethical obligations in these processes, and differential diagnostic methodologies.

 Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the historical pathways to our current system of assessment and labeling of mental disorders within a social construction perspective.
  • Discuss the terminology and methods associated with comprehensive and longitudinal completion of the mental status examination.
  • Specifically detail diagnostic requirements for a range of categories, including stressor and trauma-related disorders, depressive and bipolar conditions, anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, and psychotic disorders.
  • Illustrate ways to consider the ethical and responsible application of DSM-5-TR processes.
  • Discuss aspects of considerations for special circumstances and populations, such as bereavement, cognitive and communication differences, and adjustments for persons with intellectual disability.
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This webinar is also offered without CEs for half-price.

Assessment and Diagnosis in the DSM-5-TR Framework
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Dr. Jason Buckles, Ph.D., LPCC

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Jason earned his Bachelor’s in Psychology at New York University in 1996. While there he worked on diagnostic projects at Bellevue Hospital and the New York State Psychiatric Institute. He earned his Master’s in Counseling at The University of New Mexico in 2001 and PhD in Special Education at The University of New Mexico in 2016. His dissertation focused on the experiences of direct support professionals who support people with sexually challenging behavior. Since 2002 Jason has been owner of Talkabout Inc., a Behavior Consultation agency specializing in supports for people with intellectual disability and concurrent mental health diagnoses. From 2012 through 2016 Jason was the Statewide Clinical Director of the New Mexico Department of Health – Bureau of Behavioral Support overseeing statewide systems of behavioral support consultation. From 2016-2019 Jason was the Executive Director of A Better Way of Living, a CQL accredited agency that provides life-wide supports for people with intellectual disability. He is currently a contracting consultant with the New Mexico Department of Health where he supervises the sexual risk screening program, the ongoing development of behavior support systems, and provides statewide trainings on co-occurring mental health conditions for people with intellectual disability among other topics. For several years Jason has also served as the Program Manager for the Developmental Disability/Mental Illness project with the University of New Mexico. For most of the past 20 years he was a part time instructor at both The University of New Mexico teaching Introduction to Intellectual Disability and at New Mexico Highlands University teaching DSM Assessment for Counselors.