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DSM-5 Diagnostic Best Practices; HHS Region 8

12:00pm - April 21, 2021 | Timezone: US/Mountain
Mountain Plains MHTTC
Registration Deadline: April 21, 2021
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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.


Session Description

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.


Session Objectives

  • Identify the primary elements in common DSM-5 diagnoses.
  • Understand necessary documentation standards to support a diagnosis.
  • Examine common barriers to providing accurate diagnoses.