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Case Study Approach to Understanding the DSM-5 Case Studies Will Include Relevant Treatment Planning Information and Suggestions for Evidence Based Practice

  • 04/11/2015
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Johns Hopkins University, Rockville, MD


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The purpose of this workshop is to integrate information regarding DSM-5 using a case study approach. New and frequently used diagnoses such as major depressive disorder, disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD), bi-polar disorder, trauma and anxiety disorders will be discussed.

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Carman S. Gill, PhD., LPC, NCC, ACS– Dr. Gill is Immediate Past President of  the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Reli- gious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC) and Associate Professor at Florida Atlanta University. She is a co-author of the DSM-5 Learning Companion, an ACA publication, and has served as a member of the DSM 5 taskforce for ACA.

Stephanie F. Dailey, Ed.D., LPC, NCC, ACS– Dr. Dailey is the lead author of the DSM 5 Learning  Companion and has served on the DSM-5 taskforce for ACA. She is currently the Co-chair of the ACA Ethics Committee, chair of the ASERVIC Ethics Committee, and Executive Board member of the Trauma In- terest Network. Dr. Dailey is also MCA President-Elect and serves as an Assistant Professor at Argosy University, DC and  specializes in crisis, trauma, and disaster mental health.


The fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM-5, was published May 2013. In addition to changing the diagnostic nomenclature as well as adding new diagnoses, this edition has also prompted significant changes to how mental illness is approached by counselors. For mental health professionals currently working in the field, learning these changes can be an overwhelming task.

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