DSM-5 Diagnostic Best Practices - Workshop Wednesday Session
Join the Mountain Plains MHTTC on the third Wednesday of every month for training on a variety of mental health topics. All sessions are free and providers working in HHS Region 8 (and beyond) are encouraged to attend!
Sessions in the Workshop Wednesday series are designed to expand on training topics of key interest identified in the HHS Region 8 Mental Health Workforce Training Needs Assessment. Regular training and knowledge sharing can help support workforce development, expedite information transfer, and knowledge acquisition.
Dr. Andrew J. McLean, MD, MPH, will provide a 90-minute session on best practices for rendering DSM-5 diagnoses in a variety of care environments. Accurate diagnoses are key to ensuring individuals receive proper care, but clinicians may encounter a variety of challenges when attempting to accurately diagnose the patients and clients they serve.
- Identify the primary elements in common DSM-5 diagnoses.
- Understand necessary documentation standards to support a diagnosis.
- Examine common barriers to providing accurate diagnoses.