DSM-5: Updates for Professionals
Course offered to Social Workers, National Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
Course Description: “DSM5 Updated for Professionals”
An Interactive, online (web-based) continuing education course:
- PURPOSE: Review key changes in the DSM-5 to acquire and practice critical skills for effectively engaging and diagnosing clients with the revised DSM-5
- WHO: Licensed Professionals (Intermediate & Advanced Counselor Practice Levels) trained in clinical diagnosis.
- WHAT: Participants will complete 6 modules that address the changes in each section of the DSM-5
- WHEN / WHERE: Participants connect from their home or work computer and need access to a high-speed internet connection
- WHY: Participants in the DSM-5: Updates for Professionals will learn core knowledge pertinent to working with the revised DSM-5
- HOW: Online learning presentations and post test
Requirement for Certification: Post Test Questions, Evaluation, and Counselor Certificate:
- Participants are required to achieve a passing score of 80% or higher on the post test questions
- May take the post test up to 5 times
- After achieving a passing score of 80%, participants will receive a CE Credit certificate.
Counselor CE Credits: for LMFT, LPCC, and LMHC Counselors who complete the post test
will earn 3 NBCC Clock Hours.
Dynamic Workforce Solutions, dba Dynamic Works Institute, has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6648. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Dynamic Workforce Solutions is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
Instructor: Margaret Christmas Thomas, PhD, LMHC, LMFT, NCC
About Dr. Margaret Christmas Thomas
Practice Level: Intermediate and Advanced. Course also appropriate for the following Certifications – LMHC, LMST
Delivery Method & Format
Distance Learning – Interactive Online Presentation
The DSM-5 Updates for Professionals is an interactive web-based learning experience in which participants will go through a 6 part interactive online presentation and answer post test questions. Participants connect from their home or work computer and will need access to a high-speed internet connection.
What Can You Expect?
Participants in the DSM-5: Updates for Professionals will have opportunities to:
- Learn core knowledge pertinent to working with the revised DSM-5
- Acquire and practice critical skills for effectively engaging and diagnosing clients with the revised DSM-5
University of Michigan Friends and Family Promotion
Course and CE Credit promotion restricted to UM SSW alumni, UM SSW faculty, current SSW MSW students and SSW field instructors.
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Dynamic Works Purchase Policy
Post Test Questions, Evaluation, and Social Work CE Credit Certificate
In order to complete the course, participants are required to achieve a passing score of 80% or higher on the post test questions and may take the post test up to 5 times. After achieving a passing score of 80%, participants will receive instructions for requesting a social work CE Credits certificate. A link to the course evaluation will be sent to the participant via email within 30 days of submitting the certificate request. After completing the evaluation, participants will be given access to their online social work CE Credit certificate.
Instructions for Requesting Accommodations
If you think you need an accommodation for a disability, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 734.763.5723 at your earliest convenience. Some aspects of this course/certificate program may be modified to facilitate your participation and progress. As soon as we are aware of your needs, we can work on accommodations. Any information you provide is private and confidential and will be treated as such.
If you have a concern about the course or number of CE Credits awarded, the first step is to contact the SSW Continuing Education Office at (734) 763-5723 or at email@example.com so that we can work quickly to address your concern. The program coordinator for the certificate will be notified in this process and can assist in reaching a resolution.
If you have a concern about the course, number of CE Credits awarded, or other any other issue related to the CE program, then you should email your concern to firstname.lastname@example.org. If we are unable to resolve your issue, The Continuing Education Program Director, Mary Ruffolo, Ph.D., LMSW will contact you to find out more about the concern and help to resolve any remaining issues. If this resolution is not agreed to, the final step is to present your concerns to the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs who oversees the program. The decision of the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs is final. No additional action will be taken.